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BIA on Unlawful Voting: Matter of Fitzpatrick

May 07, 2015 (1 min read)

Official Headnote: An alien who has voted in an election involving candidates for Federal office in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 611(a) (2012) is removable under section 237(a)(6)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(6)(A) (2012), regardless of whether the alien knew that he or she was committing an unlawful act by voting. - Matter of Fitzpatrick, Int. Dec. No. 3835,  26 I&N Dec. 559 (BIA 2015).