Does a Conviction for a Crime Listed in the Grounds of Inadmissibility Terminate a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident’s Period of Continuous Residence for Purposes of Cancellation of Removal?
47 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, Nov. 4, 2019, at 4.
5 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2020
Date Written: November 4, 2019
Case at a Glance: Barton v. Barr
Andre Martello Barton, a lawful permanent resident of the United States who has lived in the United
States since 1989, was found deportable by an immigration judge. Barton applied for cancellation
of removal. The immigration court denied his request because, under the “stop-time” rule, Barton’s
1996 convictions prevented him from accruing the seven years of continuous residence required for
cancellation of removal. Barton argues that his 1996 convictions do not trigger the stop-time rule.
Keywords: U.S. Supreme Court, immigration law, permanent residents, stop-time rule
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