"This Practice Advisory describes the Supreme Court's decision in
Vartelas v. Holder, holding that the Fleuti doctrine still applies to
lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with pre-IIRIRA convictions. This
means that LPRs with convictions before April 1, 1997 who travel abroad
do not, upon their return, face inadmissibility if their trip was brief,
casual and innocent. The advisory offers strategies for LPRs who are
affected by the decision and discusses some of the decision's other
potential favorable impacts." - American Immigration Council - Legal Action Center, Apr. 5, 2012.