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CA3 on (M)(i) aggravated felony, actual loss: Singh v. Holder

"[W]e agree that under the unique facts of this case his offense did not cause an actual loss. Because we hold that § 1101(a)(43)(M)(i) requires an actual, not merely intended, loss, we will grant Singh’s petition and vacate the order of removal." - Singh v. Holder, Apr. 16, 2012...

CA3 on the Smuggling Bar: Parra-Rojas v. Attorney General

"Petitioner Carlos Parra-Rojas was convicted of Bringing In or Harboring Aliens for Financial Gain, in violation of section 274(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2)(B)(ii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2. Petitioner subsequently applied for adjustment of status...

CA6 on 212(h): Stanovsek v. Holder

"This case raises the issue of whether an alien who has adjusted his status to that of a lawful permanent resident after being admitted to the United States on a nonimmigrant visa, and who is later subject to removal for committing an aggravated felony, may seek a hardship waiver. A provision of...

CA2 on Retroactivity: Lauria v. Sessions (unpub.)

Lauria v. Sessions, Feb. 24, 2017 - "[W]ithout now deciding whether Vartelas identifies commission or conviction as the relevant date, but relying on the parties’ view that the matter may be decided by reference to commission, we remand for the agency to develop the record as to the date of...