7th Circ. Sides With Immigrant In Row Over Marijuana Offense

Law360, New York (July 21, 2017, 10:34 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday granted a petition from a lawful permanent resident who has been ordered deported, saying the Board of Immigration Appeals misapplied Supreme Court precedent when it deemed his conviction under a marijuana statute an “aggravated felony.”

The three-judge panel for the appeals court granted a petition for review from Ming Wei Chen, a lawful permanent resident who hails from China and who had been ordered removed from the U.S. as an immigrant convicted of a drug crime, according to the order. Although...
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