2nd Circ. Revives Honduran Man's Bid To Stay In US

Law360, New York (February 26, 2015, 4:36 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday ruled that an immigration court was wrong to deny a Honduran national's request to postpone removal proceedings while he sought a waiver to stay in the U.S., saying that the man's sexual abuse convictions don't bar him from seeking a waiver of inadmissibility.

In a published opinion, the three-judge panel said that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in ruling Edson Flores shouldn't have been granted a continuance in part because the BIA mistakenly held Flores' 2009 convictions were aggravated felonies under the Immigration and Nationality Act and prevented him seeking a waiver of inadmissibility....

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