Eleventh Circuit Says that Florida’s Possession Statute Is a Deportable Offense
The Eleventh Circuit has ruled that some convictions under Florida’s possession statute are deportable offenses. The court ruled that the statute was divisible, necessitating a look at the substance a determination of the substance involved. The case is Guillen v. U.S. Atty. Gen. The Facts in Guillen Guillen is a lawful permanent resident with a…Read More
Hablamos Espanol? Welcome to Removal Proceedings!
I saw, with a real sense of disgust, the videos that have circulated recently on the internet. First, I saw the video of the attorney, who has taken an oath to protect rights, rail at a restaurant because other patrons were speaking Spanish. Second, I saw the Border Patrol agent speak to two United States…Read More
Sessions v. Dimaya: Relief at Last
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in Sessions v. Dimaya, that the crime of violence statute allowing removal of aggravated felons unconstitutional. This will have grave consequences for people currently in removal proceedings for “crimes of violence” and those with removal orders for these crimes. What is a “Crime of Violence” Aggravated Felony? The Immigration and…Read More