Immigration Law

BIA on Perjury: Matter of Alvarado, 26 I&N Dec. 895 (BIA 2016)

Matter of Alvarado, 26 I&N Dec. 895 (BIA 2016) - (1) The generic definition of “perjury” in section 101(a)(43)(S) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(S) (2012), requires that an offender make a material false statement knowingly or willfully while under oath or affirmation where an oath is authorized or required by law. (2) The crime of perjury in violation of section 118(a) California Penal Code is categorically an offense relating to perjury under section 101(a)(43)(S) of the Act.