Matter of K

The clinic assisted K, a legal permanent resident of the United States, in being granted a Motion to Terminate his removal proceedings, which allows him to stay in the United States with his family. K faced deportation to Mexico due to two misdemeanor convictions for possession of controlled substances, both of which have been expunged by California state courts.

Rachelle Orozco (‘11) conducted extensive legal research on the effect of state court expungements for first-time drug offenses on immigration proceedings. Rachelle submitted a legal brief to the immigration court arguing K’s convictions should not lead to his deportation under Ninth Circuit case law.