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Bo Cooper on the 'Grassley Report'

Testifying on Feb. 15, 2012 at a House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement hearing , "Safeguarding the Integrity of the Immigration Benefits Adjudication Process," regarding the so-called ' Grassley Report ,' Bo Cooper had these wise words : "Seen in the light of...

CA9 on CIMT, misprision of a felony: Robles-Urrea v. Holder

"That an offense contravenes “societal duties” is not enough to make it a crime involving moral turpitude; otherwise, every crime would involve moral turpitude. Id. at 1070 (majority opinion). Because the BIA relied on this flawed rationale in concluding that misprision of a felony is...

CA9 on crime of violence: Flores-Lopez v. Holder

"Carlos Alberto Flores-Lopez petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s decision finding that his conviction for resisting an executive officer in violation of section 69 of the California Penal...

Unpub. BIA Bond Victory: Matter of Hubbard

Ben Winograd (IRAC) writes: "In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) sustained the appeal and remanded for further consideration of the respondent’s eligibility for bond pursuant to Casas-Castrillon v. DHS, 535 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2008) . The Board found that the...

AAO 212(i) Hardship Victory - Matter of A-C-D-C-, ID# 17208 (AAO Aug. 9, 2016)

Matter of A-C-D-C-, ID# 17208 (AAO Aug. 9, 2016) - "The unfavorable factors in this case are the Applicant's use of a photo-substituted passport and visa to enter the United States and his unauthorized presence and employment in the United States. The favorable factors include the extreme hardship...

Unpub. BIA on Fla. Trafficking

Matter of X-, Nov. 8, 2016 (unpub.) - "A conviction under Fla. Stat. § 893.13(1 )(a)(2) for possession with intent to sell ... does not require a showing of an attempt or substantial step towards the completion of unlawful trading or dealing. Indeed, it could involve merely a change in a possessor's...