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Immigration Law

BIA Overrules Sanchez-Lopez! (Matter of Sanchez-Lopez II)

Matter of Sanchez-Lopez II - The offense of stalking in violation of section 646.9 of the California Penal Code is not “a crime of stalking” under section 237(a)(2)(E)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(E)(i) (2012). Matter of Sanchez-Lopez, 26 I&N Dec. 71 (BIA 2012), overruled.

[Hats way off to Matthew L. Hoppock!]