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Supreme Court, 6-3, on aggravated felony: Kawashima v. Holder

"This case concerns whether aliens who commit certain federal tax crimes are subject to deportation as aliens who have been convicted of an aggravated felony. We hold that violations of 26 U. S. C. §§7206(1) and (2) are crimes “involv[ing] fraud or deceit” under 8 U. S. C....

Immigrants face deportation for filing false tax return

"Akio and Fukado Kawashima came to Southern California in 1984 as lawful Japanese immigrants determined to succeed in business. They operated popular sushi restaurants in Thousand Oaks and Tarzana and recently opened a new eatery in Encino. But after they underreported their business income...

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in CA5 Agg. Fel. Case: Moncrieffe v. Holder

Docket No. 11-702 Case below, 662 F.3d 387 (CA5, 2011)

Supreme Court on 'Aggravated Felony' - Moncrieffe v. Holder

"The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 66 Stat. 163, 8 U. S. C. §1101 et seq., provides that a noncitizen who has been convicted of an “aggravated felony” may be deported from this country. The INA also prohibits the Attorney General from granting discretionary relief from...

SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Torres v. Lynch (Nov. 3, 2015)

Cornell LII - "Issues: In order for a state-law criminal offense to qualify as an aggravated felony because that offense is “described in” a federal criminal statute, must the state offense contain all of the elements of the corresponding federal offense—including the federal jurisdictional...