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Be Careful and don’t violate a Protective Order

The Tenth Circuit followed Matter of Strydom, holding that violation of an order prohibiting contact with a potential victim satisfies the requirements of INA §237(a)(2)(E)(ii), which provides that a permanent resident is removable if he or she “violates the portion of a protection order that involves protection against credible threats of violence, repeated harassment, or bodily injury.” Accordingly, the court found that the permanent resident petitioner was removable under the statute.

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