The Fourth Circuit granted the petition for review and remanded, finding that the 1996 stop-time rule under INA §240A(d)(1) had an impermissible retroactive effect on the petitioner’s 1995 credit card theft offense and that he could be eligible for cancellation of removal since he accumulated the seven years of continuous residence.

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Court Says Stop-Time Rule Has Impermissible Retroactive Effect on 1995 Theft Offense