Immigration Law

CA5 on Retroactivity: Monteon-Camargo v. Barr

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 was ineligible for cancellation of removal because his 2007 conviction of attempted theft from a person under Texas law counts as a crime involving moral turpitude (“CIMT”) under a 2016 BIA decision. We grant the petition and reverse and remand because that retroactive application was error."

[Hats off to Steve O'Connor and Lochlan Shelfer!]