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Matter of J-P-G-, 27 I&N Dec. 642 (BIA 2019)

October 14, 2019 (1 min read)

Matter of J-P-G-, 27 I&N Dec. 642 (BIA 2019)

(1) The offense of menacing in violation of section 163.190 of the Oregon Revised Statutes is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude.

(2) The element of actual inflicted fear is not necessary to determine that a crime categorically involves moral turpitude where the State statute requires evil or malicious intent, and the level of threatened harm, or magnitude of menace implicit in the threat, is serious and immediate. Matter of Solon, 24 I&N Dec. 239 (BIA 2007), distinguished.