To What Extent Does Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act Apply to Aliens Who Are Deportable for an Aggravated Felony Conviction?
39 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, Oct. 3, 2011, at 27.
4 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2020
Date Written: October 3, 2011
Case at a Glance: Judulang v. Holder
Joel Judulang, a legal permanent resident of the United States who is deportable for his conviction of an aggravated felony, asserts that he is eligible for relief from removal under former § 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Section 212(c) provides discretionary relief from removal for certain legal permanent residents who are found inadmissible to the United States upon their return from a temporary absence. Even though § 212(c), by its terms, provides relief only to an alien facing removal under a ground of inadmissibility, Judulang argues that § 212(c) also applies to an alien who is deportable based on a conviction that would have rendered him inadmissible if he had left and attempted to reenter the United States.
Keywords: U.S. Supreme Court, immigration law, Immigration and Nationality Act, legal permanent residents
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