Steve Spurgin writes: "[Linked here is an unpub.] BIA decision in which the Board said that an admission of a stop time crime that was vacated on Padilla grounds in a removal proceeding for a LPR does not stop time unless the respondent is warned in advance about the elements of the offense, citing a 1957 precedent. I think that Board Member Cole was correct in her concurrence, that the 1957 decision is not applicable when the conviction was vacated and the respondent would not be removable on that basis. In any event, I will take a remand any day." - Matter of Mendoza-Olivas, A044-547-316, Feb. 26, 2014, unpub.
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