Docket No. 16-3922-ag August Term, 2017.

884 F.3d 442 (2018)

Clement OBEYA, Petitioner, v. Jefferson B. SESSIONS III, United States Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: March 8, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

RICHARD MARK , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY, for Petitioner.

RACHEL L. BROWNING , Trial Attorney ( Claire L. Workman , Senior Litigation Counsel, on the brief), Office of Immigration Litigation, for Chad A. Readler , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Andrew Wachtenheim , Immigrant Defense Project, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae Immigrant Defense Project.

Before: Lynch and Carney, Circuit Judges, and Hellerstein, District Judge.

Clement Obeya is a lawful permanent resident of the United States. In 2008, he was convicted of petit larceny under New York law. The government initiated removal proceedings against Obeya, charging that his conviction constituted a "crime involving moral turpitude." The Immigration Judge ("IJ") found that Obeya was...

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