Holding: The policy used by the Board of Immigration Appeals to determine whether a resident alien is eligible to ask the Attorney General for relief from deportation under a provision of the immigration laws that has been repealed is “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 706(2)(A).
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on December 12, 2011.
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