Immigration Law

BIA Takes Pickering Nationwide: Matter of Marquez Conde, 27 I&N Dec. 251 (BIA 2018)

Matter of Marquez Conde, 27 I&N Dec. 251 (BIA 2018) - The Board of Immigration Appeals’ holding in Matter of Pickering, 23 I&N Dec. 621 (BIA 2003), rev’d on other grounds, Pickering v. Gonzales, 465 F.3d 263 (6th Cir. 2006), regarding the validity of vacated convictions for immigration purposes, is reaffirmed, and the decision is modified to give it nationwide application. Renteria-Gonzalez v. INS, 322 F.3d 804 (5th Cir. 2002), not followed. [Hats off to Belinda Arroyo!]