Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Council,...
Justice Breyer Grants Stay of Deportation; Cert Petition Later Denied
Rashid v. Gonzales, 549 U.S. 1212 (2007)
- On Tuesday February 20, 2007, the Court denied Haroon Rashid’s petition for certiorari. The Tenth Circuit had upheld a finding that Rashid was removable because his misdemeanor assault conviction constituted an "aggravated felony." On December 6, 2006, Justice Breyer had stayed the deportation pending the Supreme Court's ruling on his petition for certiorari.