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Immigration Law

CA2 on (M)(i) aggravated felony: Akinsade v. Holder

"We hold that because none of the facts to which Akinsade actually and necessarily pleaded to establish the elements of his embezzlement offense reveals whether that offense was committed with a specific intent to defraud, it was error for the BIA to infer that his conviction was an offense involving fraud or deceit. Accordingly, for the reasons stated below, the petition for review is GRANTED, the BIA’s decision is VACATED, and we REMAND for further proceedings consistent with this opinion." - Akinsade v. Holder, May 1, 2012.  [Hats off to Thomas K. Ragland!]

Thomas K. Ragland