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BIA on CIMT, Solicitation - Matter of Gonzalez Romo, 26 I&N Dec. 743 (BIA 2016)
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Gonzalez Romo, 26 I&N Dec. 743 (BIA 2016) - Within the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a returning lawful permanent resident who has a felony conviction for solicitation to possess marijuana for... Read More

DHS: Arizona Solicitation Statute Not Divisible, Not a CIMT
Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura Murray-Tjan writes: "I appealed pretermission of a non-LPR cancellation of removal claim to the Ninth Circuit, arguing that (1) the client's Arizona solicitation conviction can't be a CIMT ground of inadmissibility, as the agency had... Read More

BIA (unpub.) and DHS on 'Particularly Serious Crime,' Solicitation
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"LAMBDA LEGAL NEWS RELEASE, June 5, 2013 Contact Tom Warnke: T: 213-382-7600 x 247 C: 213-841-4503 ; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Immigration Court Rules in Favor of HIV-Positive Man Facing Deportation... Read More

SEC Clears Way (with Strict Rules) to Attract EB-5 Immigrant Investors
Posted on 13 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On July 12, 2013 Bernard P. Wolfsdorf and Adam Francoeur wrote : " Following the April passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the elimination of the ban... Read More

Matter of GUERRERO, ID 3732, 25 I&N Dec. 631 (BIA 2011)
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of GUERRERO , ID 3732, 25 I&N Dec. 631 (BIA 2011) - (1) Because solicitation to commit a “crime of violence” is itself a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. § 16(b) (2006), a felony conviction for solicitation to commit assault... Read More

BIA on CIMT: Matter of Jimenez-Cedillo, 27 I&N Dec. 1 (BIA 2017)
Posted on 7 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Jimenez-Cedillo, 27 I&N Dec. 1 (BIA 2017) - (1) A sexual offense in violation of a statute enacted to protect children is a crime involving moral turpitude where the victim is particularly young — that is, under 14 years of age —... Read More