Tenth Circuit ruling may help deported Utahn, others

Tenth Circuit ruling may help deported Utahn, others

"In 2004, Jesus Contreras-Bocanegra was traveling between the United States and Mexico when he caught the attention of immigration officials. Though the Lehi man had been a legal resident of the United States for more than 20 years, he also reportedly had a minor drug conviction from the early 1990s. As Contreras-Bocanegra crossed the border, that conviction somehow landed him on the government's radar and set in motion a series of events that would lead to his deportation.  Monday, however, Contreras-Bocanegra won a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which could ultimately reunite him with his family in Utah and which could have far-reaching consequences on immigration cases in the U.S." - Daily Herald, Jan. 31, 2012.