CA5 Rejects Matter of Silva-Trevino

CA5 Rejects Matter of Silva-Trevino

Hats off to Lisa Brodyaga, counsel for amici, and countless others who have worked on this issue for years!

"Cristoval Silva-Trevino challenges a new method the Attorney General and the Board of Immigration Appeals (“the Board”) used to determine that he had been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude for the purposes of admissibility under § 212 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (“INA”), 8 U.S.C. § 1100, et seq.  Because we find the contested method inconsistent with the unambiguous language of the relevant statutory provision, we vacate the Board’s determination." - Silva-Trevino v. Holder, Jan. 30, 2014.