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Unpub. BIA 212(c) Vartelas Victory in Boston

"[W]e are convinced that Supreme Court precedent has superceded the regulatory prohibition against granting 212(c) relief under St. Cyr to aliens convicted after trial." Vacated and remanded. Matter of X-, Dec. 6, 2013 . [Hats off to Maude ("We are all one") Laroche-St. Fleur !]

CA2 on 212(c), Rankine, Vartelas: U.S. v. Gill

"This case requires us to decide whether the petitioner Ricardo Allen Gill can sustain a collateral challenge to his order of deportation, which is a defense to a prosecution for illegal reentry in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a), (b)(2). The resolution of this question turns on whether the...