Monday, August 14, 2006

High Powered Amici Brief

For a copy BRIEF OF FORMER GENERAL COUNSELS OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER JOSE ANTONIO LOPEZ  in LOPEZ v. GONZALES, No. 05-547, SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, click Download cooper_martin_virtue_lopez_05547.pdf   Three immigration powerhouses, all former INS General Counsel, Bo Cooper, David Martin and Paul Virtue write: "[A]mici urge that this Court assure that the categorical exclusion applies only where Congress has clearly and unequivocally decided to treat a specific type of conviction as an aggravated felony. Absent such a clear statement, the courts should treat crimes as outside of the 'aggravated felony' definition, so that the immigration system remains open to consider the normally available forms of relief from removal."


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