When ruling whether to grant a waiver of inadmissibility, pursuant to §212(c), an immigration judge must 'balanc[e] . . . the social and humane considerations presented in an alien's favor against the adverse factors evidencing his undesirability as a permanent resident,' pursuant to Matter of Edwards, a 1990 decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Torres v. Holder
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
May 16, 2012