Convictions Under State Law That Could Have Immigration Consequences

The Journal of the Lakeland Bar Association, 2016

1 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2016

Date Written: August 31, 2016

Abstract

In a recent decision in Torres v. Lynch, 136 S. Ct. 1619 (2016) the US Supreme Court held that a criminal conviction constituted an aggravated felony under section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act when the State statute under which the petitioner was convicted contained all of the elements of the comparable federal offense except for the jurisdictional element requiring a connection to interstate commerce.

Suggested Citation

Espinoza, Jean Pierre, Convictions Under State Law That Could Have Immigration Consequences (August 31, 2016). The Journal of the Lakeland Bar Association, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2832897

Jean Pierre Espinoza (Contact Author)

Espinoza Law Offices P.A. ( email )

1506 S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
United States

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