Felony Not Grounds For Citizenship Denial, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (July 28, 2016, 4:54 PM ET) — The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service can’t deny the naturalization application of a Chinese woman convicted of trafficking in counterfeit Microsoft software, because her crime may not rise to the level of an aggravated felony, the Ninth Circuit said Wednesday in a published opinion.

The Ninth Circuit panel’s opinion penned by U.S. Circuit Judge William A. Fletcher said software company president Lifeng Wang’s trafficking caused enough confusion among potential buyers and third-party observers to convict her of a crime but does not necessarily mean she met…

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