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Higgins v. Holder, 11-924

In removal proceedings against a Jamaican national who had been convicted for witness tampering under Connecticut General Statutes section 53a-151, a petition for review of the BIA's denial of cancellation of removal and a section 212(h) waiver is denied, where the conviction categorically constituted an "offense relating to obstruction of justice" within the meaning of 8 USC section 1101(a)(43)(S), and thus was an aggravated felony that precluded the requested relief.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/19/2012
  • Published 04/19/2012



  • United States Second Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Carlton L. Hume, Kristofer R. McDonald