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Immigration Law

Unpub. CA9 Aggravated Felony (Felon in Possession) Victory: Tapia-Cruz v. Holder

"The BIA erred when it concluded that Tapia-Cruz was convicted of an aggravated felony.  Applying the modified categorical approach, the facts on which Tapia-Cruz’s Penal Code section 12021(a)(1) conviction necessarily rest do not satisfy both elements of the generic federal aggravated felony offense contained in 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)." - Tapia-Cruz v. Holder, Dec. 26, 2012, unpub.  [Hats off to Thalassa 'Tally' Kingsnorth and Patrick Hall!]

Thalassa Kingsnorth Esq.
Pro Bono Program Director
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
California Bar No. 252260
Arizona Bar No. 330039