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Ma v. Reno
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
208 F.3d 815 (2000)
Kim Ho Ma (plaintiff) fled Cambodia and was given lawful permanent resident status in the United States as a refugee. Ma was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and served two years in prison. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detained Ma, and a district court found that Ma was removable from the United States due to his criminal conviction. Ma appealed, but the Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision. Although INS obtained a final order of removal for Ma, he could not be removed because the United States did not have a repatriation agreement with Cambodia. Ma was therefore detained by INS for three years.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Reinhardt, J.)
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