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Legal Immigrants Can Fight Drug-related Deportations; High Court rules State Crimes Not Grounds For Automatic Expulsion

Publication Date: 
December 06, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Bob Egelko

"San Francisco Chronicle" quotes Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Director and professor Jayashri Srikantiah

"The court is saying people with drug-possession offenses who are now contributing members of society should have a chance to stay in the country, based on their rehabilitation,'' said Jayashri Srikantiah, a Stanford law professor who filed arguments in the case on behalf of national civil rights and immigrants' rights groups.