In a hugely significant unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled
that a documented immigrant convicted of two minor drug-possession crimes will not face mandatory deportation. The ruling could drastically alter implementation of a controversial 1996 law that limited discretion for immigration judges and helped drive rising deportation numbers. Plaintiff Jose Angel Carachuri-Rosendo had come to the U.S.
in 1983, when he was just 5 years old, and had become a permanent resident.