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Unpub. BIA on Burden of Proof, Police Report, Silva-Trevino Step 3: Matter of Hernandez Avila

"At issue in this case was whether the respondent's conviction in violation of California Penal Code § 653w(a) (failure to disclose origin of a recording or audiovisual work) renders him removable under section 237(a)(2)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1227...

Confronting Cops in Immigration Court - Mary Holper

"Immigration judges routinely use police reports to make life-altering decisions in noncitizens’ lives. The word of the police officer prevents a detainee from being released on bond, leads to negative discretionary decisions in relief from removal, and can prove that a past crime fits within...