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Modified Categorical Approach Victory in NY: Matter of Nunez (IJ Segal)

Michael Z. Goldman writes: "On September 20, 2013, we received a significant decision issued by New York Immigration Judge Alice Segal terminating removal proceedings against a long-time Permanent Resident of the United States. This decision, which you can read here , is noteworthy because it is...

CA9 on Drug Paraphernalia, Modified Categorical Approach: Madrigal-Barcenas v. Lynch

Court Staff Summary : "On remand from the United States Supreme Court, the panel granted Pedro Madrigal-Barcenas’ petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision finding him inadmissible on the ground that his Nevada state law conviction for possessing drug paraphernalia...

CA3 on Modified Categorical Approach, CIMT: Chavez-Alvarez II

Chavez-Alvarez v. Atty. Gen., Mar. 9, 2017 - "In the simplest of terms, the BIA reasoned that the President — through his delegated authority to define punishments for those who commit military crimes — essentially could create the definition of those crimes himself. He cannot, as the...