This case involves a Chinese national who is currently being detained in the United States based on two drug trafficking convictions. The first conviction occurred in 2006 for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, for which he was sentenced to one year in a county jail and given a five-year probation. At the same time, in the same case, he was also convicted of cultivating marijuana, maintaining a place for sale of a controlled substance and conspiracy. The sentences for both convictions were set to run concurrently. Five years later, in 2011, he was once again convicted of cultivation of marijuana, conspiracy, and maintaining a place for sale of controlled substances. He was sentenced to eight months in jail and given a five-year probation. Under federal immigration law, both offenses are trafficking offenses and both are deemed aggravated felonies. Because of this, the client is subject to immediate and almost guaranteed deportation. Assuming that judgments are reached in a fair and equitable manner, the most likely applicable exception to deportation in this type of case is a claim under the Hague Convention against Torture. This requires the client to prove to immigration officials that if he was to be returned to China, it is more likely than not that he will be tortured by the Chinese government.