Nunez-Vasquez v. Barr
"David Nunez-Vasquez seeks review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) finding that he was removable because he had been convicted of two crimes involving moral turpitude (“CIMT”)—a conviction...
Ortiz v. Barr
"[In Ortiz I, this] Court determined that a conviction under Minn. Stat. Ann. § 609.50, subdiv. 2(2) [obstruction of legal process, arrest, or firefighting] is not categorically a crime of violence—and, thus, not an aggravated...
Mendez v. Barr
"Tomas Mendez, a lawful permanent resident, was denied reentry to the country upon his return from a trip abroad. The Department of Homeland Security charged him as inadmissible for having been previously convicted of misprision...
Francisco-Lopez v. Barr
"We grant review and join several other circuits in ruling that the BIA should not have retroactively applied Diaz-Lizarraga. See Monteon-Camargo v. Barr, 918 F.3d 423 (5th Cir. 2019); Garcia-Martinez v. Sessions, 886 F...
Jauregui-Cardenas v. Barr
"Maria Jauregui-Cardenas petitions for review of a final order of removal, arguing the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) erred in holding that she is an inadmissible alien who is not eligible for discretionary...
Matter of Salad, 27 I&N Dec. 733 (BIA 2020)
The offense of making terroristic threats in violation of section 609.713, subdivision 1, of the Minnesota Statutes is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude.
Garcia-Morales v. Barr
"Mr. Garcia-Morales argues that, contrary to the BIA’s conclusion, his accessory conviction under Idaho Code (“I.C.”) § 18-205 is categorically not a crime involving moral turpitude (“CIMT”...
Matter of J-P-G-, 27 I&N Dec. 642 (BIA 2019)
(1) The offense of menacing in violation of section 163.190 of the Oregon Revised Statutes is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude.
(2) The element of actual inflicted fear is not necessary...
In this May 24, 2019 three-member panel decision (Malphrus, Liebowitz, Mullane) the BIA stated: "[W]e will reverse the Immigration Judge's determination that the respondent's burglary conviction is for a crime involving moral turpitude.....
Aguirre Barbosa v. Barr
"Petitioner Pedro Aguirre Barbosa, a Mexican citizen, was convicted of robbery in the third degree in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes section 164.395. An immigration judge (“IJ”) denied relief from removal...
Monteon-Camargo v. Barr
"Gustavo Monteon-Camargo, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of a final order of removal by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA” or “Board”). The BIA determined that Monteon-Camargo...
"[W]e acknowledge that the term "moral turpitude" is not in common usage, and it is unlikely that the average person is aware of its meaning and application in U.S. immigration law. In this case, the applicant did not disclose his conviction...
BIA, Feb. 2, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-02-02
AMICUS INVITATION (PROTECTED CLASS OF VICTIMS), DUE MARCH 6, 2017
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs...
Matter of Diaz-Lizarraga, 26 I&N Dec. 847 (BIA 2016) - (1) A theft offense is a crime involving moral turpitude if it involves a taking or exercise of control over another’s property without consent and with an intent to deprive the owner of...
Matter of Silva-Trevino, 26 I&N Dec. 826 (BIA 2016)
(1) The categorical and modified categorical approaches provide the proper framework for determining whether a conviction is for a crime involving moral turpitude. (2) Unless the...