Woman Fights Removal At High Court After Conviction Vacated

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Law360, New York (December 21, 2015, 1:25 PM ET) — A Mexican woman who was deported after a drug conviction has appealed her removal to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing an immigration board should have reopened her case after the conviction was vacated by a California court.

Jovita Cervantez-Sanchez, a mother of four U.S.-born children, saw her decadesold felony drug conviction vacated in 2012 by a judge in the San Mateo County Superior Court on constitutional grounds, her Dec. 7 petition for writ of certiorari said.

Still, the Board of Immigration Appeals refused to reopen the…

Source: Law360