Lopez v. Gonzales

Amicus curiae brief of the NYSDA Immigrant Defense Project, American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in support of petitioners Jose Antonio Lopez and Reymundo Toledo-Flores. 

Brief filed: 06/19/2006


Lopez v. Gonzales

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 05-547 & 05-7664 (consolidated with Toledo-Flores v. United States)


Amici argue that under the statutory terms of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(43)(B), simple drug possession-type offenses are not “drug trafficking” offenses and therefore not “aggravated felonies” for immigration purposes triggering automatic deportation.

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