Rehab Facility Stint Counts As Imprisonment, BIA Says

Law360, New York (December 9, 2015, 1:29 PM ET) — The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled Wednesday that a Mexican national’s mandatory stint in a Texas drug and alcohol treatment facility as part of his court-imposed probation counted as imprisonment when an immigration judge determined he couldn’t cancel an order that he be removed from the U.S.

In a precedential decision, a three-member board panel held that a period of confinement in a substance abuse treatment facility that is imposed on a noncitizen as part of their probation constitutes a “term of confinement” under the Immigration…

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