Manslaughter Try, But Not Manslaughter, Ruled Deportable

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT) -- In a ruling it acknowledged as “perhaps counterintuitive,” the Board of Immigration Appeals held Thursday that a conviction for attempted voluntary manslaughter under California state law exposes an immigrant to deportation while a conviction for voluntary manslaughter does not, as that statute is too broad to fit the federal definition of a crime of violence.

California's definition of voluntary manslaughter includes both reckless and intentional acts, but the state's definition of attempted voluntary manslaughter is narrower as it requires a specific intent to kill someone, according to...
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