2nd Circ. Backs BIA That Dominican Man Can’t Nix Removal

Law360, New York (July 28, 2017, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit has upheld two Board of Immigration Appeals decisions that a Dominican lawful permanent resident was inadmissible to the U.S. for being a noncitizen convicted of drug offenses and that he was not eligible for cancellation of removal, according to an opinion filed Thursday.

Hoxquelin Gomez Heredia, who entered the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in August 1997, argued to the appeals court that he should not have been classified as seeking admission to the U.S. in 2015 after he returned from a short trip to the Dominican Republic — when he was charged as inadmissible and subject...

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