Holder v. Gutierrez (U.S. Supreme Court)

At issue in this immigration law case was whether a parent’s years of residence after lawful admission to the United States may be imputed to an unemancipated minor child for purposes of satisfying the eligibility requirements for discretionary cancellation of removal or whether such a minor must meet those requirements on his or her own, without counting a parent’s years of residence or immigration status.  The Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s determination that a minor may impute a parent’s years of residence or immigration status for purposes of cancellation of removal. We represented the respondent in conjunction with the Yale Supreme Court Clinic.


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