BIA Clarifies Theft Issue, Revives Deportation Case

Law360, New York (September 15, 2016, 11:10 PM EDT) — The Board of Immigration Appeals on Thursday ruled that the generic meaning of “aggravated felony” theft includes thefts wherein consent is forced by the use of fear or threats, finding that a Nicaraguan citizen who was convicted of second degree robbery was deportable.

The BIA panel reinstated deportation proceedings in the case of Samuel Alberto Ibarra, a Nicaraguan citizen who became a green card holder in 2001, before he was convicted of “two counts of second degree robbery by force or fear” a few years later,…

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