Assault with a deadly weapon or force likely to produce great bodily injury under California law is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude. Ceron v. Holder, 747 F.3d 773 (9th Cir. 2014) (en banc), distinguished.
Matter of ZARAGOZA-VAQUERO, 26 I&N Dec. 814 (BIA 2016)
The offense of criminal copyright infringement in violation of 17 U.S.C. § 506(a)(1)(A) (2012) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319(b)(1) (2012) is a crime involving moral turpitude.
Where the petitioner was charged with removal on the basis of his 2000 clock-stopping crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT), the Third Circuit found that Nelson v. Att’y Gen., notOkeke v. Gonzales, controlled. As such, the court held that the commission of the CIMT permanently prevented the clock from restarting, and that the petitioner could not accrue the requisite period of continuous residency when he re-entered the United States in 2003.
The Ninth Circuit held that the petitioner’s conviction under Arizona Revised Statutes §13-2002 is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) because the statute criminalizes conduct that constitutes fraud. The panel held that the exception in Beltran-Tirado to the clearly established rule that a fraud conviction is a CIMT did not apply to this offense, where the underlying conduct involved the use of false information to obtain employment.
An alien’s conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude does not render him ineligible for cancellation of removal under section 240A(b)(1)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. Â§ 1229b(b)(1)(C) (2006), if his crime is punishable by imprisonment for a period of less than a year and qualifies for the petty offense exception under section 212(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. Â§ 1182(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II) (2006). Matter of Cortez, 25 I&N Dec. 301 (BIA 2010)
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