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The Texas Independent
January 18, 2012

Immigrant finds long road in navigating America's justice and immigration system

According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, little is known about how often aggravated felony provisions are used and the government publishes no statistics on the number of individuals it has sought to deport, or actually deported, on aggravated felony grounds. The laws governing the definition of aggravated felonies are very broad, encompassing convictions for violating "any law or regulation of a state, United States, or a foreign country relating to a controlled substance." This provision, then, would include both drug traffickers and those with possession of small amounts of illegal drugs.

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