Justices Won't Hear Visa Denial Over Dropped Drug Charges

Law360, New York (October 30, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case from a visa applicant from Mexico who argued he was wrongfully denied admission to the U.S. because of drug possession charges that were later dropped.

The high court did not expand on its rationale for denying the July petition for certiorari filed by Mexican citizen Adrian Ulloa and his U.S. citizen wife, Esmeralda Morfin, who had urged the justices to resolve what they see as a circuit split on how to interpret a provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act that permanently bars visas for individuals who immigration officials have...

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