Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder: Transcript of the Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a very important case that will affect thousands of immigrants with criminal convictions in either a positive or a negative way (depending on what the court will decide).

Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder (No. 09-60) presented the issue of whether a person convicted under state law for simple drug possession (a federal misdemeanor) has been “convicted” of an “aggravated felony” on the theory that he could have been prosecuted for recidivist simple possession (a federal felony), even though there was no charge or finding of a prior conviction in his prosecution for possession.

The Supreme Court’s decision in this case will be very important for the immigrants who have been convicted for simple drug possession cases.

Click here to read the transcript of the oral arguments from today’s hearing at the Supreme Court on this case!

Ruchi Thaker

Ruchi Thaker is New York City-based immigration attorney with extensive experience and excellent reputation for effective legal representation in simple and difficult immigration cases. I have experience in areas of deportation defense (criminal and non-criminal), federal court litigation, representation on appeals and motions with the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, family-based immigration, asylum, naturalization, and consular processing.
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