CA9 on Aggravated Felony: Aguilar-Turcios v. Holder

CA9 on Aggravated Felony: Aguilar-Turcios v. Holder

"In this petition for review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board), we address whether Petitioner Rigoberto Aguilar-Turcios’ conviction under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) qualifies as an “aggravated felony” under the modified categorical approach as explained by our recent en banc decision in United States v. Aguila-Montes de Oca, 655 F.3d 915 (9th Cir. 2011). For the reasons discussed below, we conclude that Aguilar-Turcios’ Article 92 conviction is not an aggravated felony. We therefore grant the petition and remand this case to the BIA with instructions to vacate the removal order against him." - Aguilar-Turcios v. Holder, Aug. 15, 2012.