Nijhawan v. Holder
Issue: Whether the petitionerâ€™s conviction for mail, bank and wire fraud qualified as an aggravated felony under the immigration laws, the penalty for which is lifetime banishment from the country.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 15, 2009.
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for the Asian American Justice Center, the Asian American Institute, the Asian Law Caucus, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and the National Council of La Raza, et al., in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Asian Law Caucus, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, the Immigrant Defense Project, the National Immigration Law Center, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Akio Kawashima and Fusako Kawashima in Support of Petitioner