Aristy-Rosa v. Att’y Gen. of U.S.

The Third Circuit granted the Government’s request to publish its earlier non-precedential opinion in Aristy-Rosa v. Att’y Gen. of U.S. The petitioner was ordered removed because he was a lawful permanent resident but had been convicted of a drug offense. After the removal order, he received a pardon from Governor Andrew Cuomo (the opinion does not mention what the petitioner did to receive that pardon). The Third Circuit ruled that the state-level pardon did not extinguish the basis for removal because a state “does not have the authority to make immigration-law determinations.”