Anyone who has had to navigate the court system here in the U.S., whether for a civil or criminal matter at the state or federal level, knows firsthand just how mystifying the experience can prove to be.
A U.S. appeals court in New York overturned a lower court's decision to deport a Nigerian citizen enrolled in a Ph.D. program with a prior criminal record. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Board of Immigration Appeals was wrong when it decided that the man's earlier crime of processing bad checks was an aggravated felony. The three-judge panel decided that his earlier crime did not merit deportation for the U.S. permanent resident.