Mellouli v. Holder: Removal from the United States for Possession of a Sock? (PDF)

Moones Mellouli was removed from the United States because he was convicted of having drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia was a sock, in which he was keeping tablets of Adderall. But the conviction record did not say what drug he had in the sock, and the state list of controlled substances does not match the federal list. So, was it proper to remove him?
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Moones Mellouli was removed from the United States because he was convicted of having drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia was a sock, in which he was keeping tablets of Adderall. But the conviction record did not say what drug he had in the sock, and the state list of controlled substances does not match the federal list. So, was it proper to remove him? The Supreme Court has heard argument on that question. What does this all mean?

 

Zelda Howell (http://whittenburglaw.com/team/zelda-howell/) is an associate at Whittenburg, Strange & Walker P.C., in its Amarillo, Texas, office. Before joining the Whittenburg firm, she was an associate in the second-largest immigration firm in the United States. She has a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a volunteer immigration attorney for Catholic Charities of Texas Panhandle (CCTXP). She also has written on a variety of immigration topics.

 

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