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Vartelas v. Holder: Implications for LPRs Who Take Brief Trips Abroad and Other Potential Favorable Impacts

Practice Advisory
Issue area
Crimes/Post-Conviction Relief
Published: Apr. 5, 2012

This advisory describes (1) the Court’s decision in Vartelas; (2) its potential impact on LPRs who take brief trips abroad; (3) suggested steps that lawyers (or immigrants themselves) may take immediately in pending or already concluded removal proceedings involving such individuals; and (4) some of the other potential favorable impacts of the decision.