Today was a big day at the Supreme Court for immigration advocates. First, this morning the Court heard oral arguments in Nijhawan v. Holder, No. 08-495, considering the aggravated felony definition of convictions for “an offense that involves fraud or deceit in which the loss to the victim or victims exceeds $10,000.” INA § 101(a)(43)(M)(i). A transcript of the oral argument is available here.
Then this afternoon the Court announced that it would hear Kucana v. Holder, No. 08-911, a case addressing the jurisdiction stripping provision of IIRIRA. This case presents the Court with deciding whether, under 8 USC § 1252(a)(2)(b)(ii), the federal courts of appeal have jurisdiction to review the BIA’s denial of a motion to reopen.
More to come on both of these….