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Practice Advisory: Matter of Davey & the Categorical Approach

"This practice advisory discusses the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision in Matter of Davey, 26 I&N Dec. 37 (BIA 2012) and its holding that the categorical approach does not apply to the “possession of 30 grams of marijuana” exception to deportability found in 8 U.S.C. §...

Practice Advisory: Matter of Chairez-Castrejon

"On July 24, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board” or “BIA”) issued a decision in which it applied last year’s Supreme Court’s decisions in Moncrieffe v. Holder and Descamps v. United States to modify and/or clarify the Board’s views on proper application...

CA7 on Aggravated Felony: Rodriguez-Contreras v. Sessions

Rodriguez-Contreras v. Sessions, Oct. 12, 2017 - "How the substantive elements of 720 ILCS 5/24–1.1(a) mesh with those of §922(g)(1) has never been resolved by this court. Now is the time. ... [T]he state statute is indeed broader than its federal counterpart and, under the reasoning...