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CA4 on Agg. Fel. - Amos v. Lynch
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this appeal, we review consolidated petitions filed by Richard Jesus Amos, a citizen of the Philippines, challenging decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals (the BIA, or the Board), which dismissed Amos’s appeal from an immigration... Read More

CA4 on Jurisdiction, Categorical Approach: Castendet-Lewis v. Sessions
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Castendet-Lewis v. Sessions, Apr. 25, 2017 - "We first assess — and deny — the Attorney General’s renewed motion to dismiss. We then proceed to the merits of Castendet’s petition for review, which contends that his burglary... Read More

CA4 on Divisibility: Omargharib v. Holder
Posted on 24 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this appeal, we consider whether Sayed Gad Omargharib’s conviction under Virginia’s grand larceny statute, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-95, constitutes an “aggravated felony” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA... Read More

CA4 on Aggravated Felony: Larios-Reyes v. Lynch
Posted on 6 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Larios-Reyes v. Lynch, Dec. 6, 2016 - "We find that the BIA erred as a matter of law and hold that Larios-Reyes’s conviction does not constitute the aggravated felony of “sexual abuse of a minor” under the INA because Maryland Criminal... Read More

  • Blog Post: CA4 on Divisibility: Omargharib v. Holder

    "In this appeal, we consider whether Sayed Gad Omargharib’s conviction under Virginia’s grand larceny statute, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-95, constitutes an “aggravated felony” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 101, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43). The Board...
  • Blog Post: CA4 on Agg. Fel. - Amos v. Lynch

    "In this appeal, we review consolidated petitions filed by Richard Jesus Amos, a citizen of the Philippines, challenging decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals (the BIA, or the Board), which dismissed Amos’s appeal from an immigration judge’s order of removal and denied Amos’s...
  • Blog Post: CA4 on Aggravated Felony: Larios-Reyes v. Lynch

    Larios-Reyes v. Lynch, Dec. 6, 2016 - "We find that the BIA erred as a matter of law and hold that Larios-Reyes’s conviction does not constitute the aggravated felony of “sexual abuse of a minor” under the INA because Maryland Criminal Law Article § 3-307 proscribes more conduct...
  • Blog Post: CA4 on Jurisdiction, Categorical Approach: Castendet-Lewis v. Sessions

    Castendet-Lewis v. Sessions, Apr. 25, 2017 - "We first assess — and deny — the Attorney General’s renewed motion to dismiss. We then proceed to the merits of Castendet’s petition for review, which contends that his burglary offense is not an aggravated felony. Because we...