The Board of Immigration Appeals will reconsider the case of a Jamaican man faced with deportation after the First Circuit ruled in his favor Friday, agreeing that the Board’s rejection of a Connecticut state pardon departed from settled course.
Richard Thompson, who entered the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1997, was later arrested and charged with second-degree assault. He pleaded guilty in Connecticut state court in 2001.
He was later issued a full and unconditional pardon by the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles, he told the court.
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sought to...