No. 19-2357.

995 F.3d 361 (2021)

Soloman TETTEH, Petitioner, v. Merrick B. GARLAND, Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: April 27, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bradley B. Banias , WASDEN BANIAS LLC, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, for Petitioner. Joseph H. Hunt , Assistant Attorney General, Linda S. Wernery , Assistant Director, Walter Bocchini , Senior Litigation Counsel, Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.

Petition dismissed in part and denied in part by published opinion. Judge Diaz wrote the opinion, in which Judge Wilkinson and Judge Agee joined.

Soloman Tetteh, a native and citizen of Ghana, was convicted of drug and firearm offenses in Georgia. The state later pardoned him, but not before the Department of Homeland Security sought to remove Tetteh based on his convictions. The Immigration Judge ("IJ") ordered his removal, and the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA...


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