3rd Circ. Says Terror Threats Grounds For Deportation

Law360, New York (August 4, 2016, 6:26 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit has designated as precedential its decision upholding a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling that a Dominican man convicted of making terroristic threats in Pennsylvania can be deported because he committed a “crime involving moral turpitude.”

In a one-page order issued Wednesday without explanation, the court granted the federal government's motion to publish the June 9 opinion denying Jhonathan Victoria Javier's petition for review of the BIA’s Aug. 19, 2015, decision to affirm an immigration judge's order of deportation. That means the Third Circuit ruling is now binding in future cases within the circuit.

A three-judge panel found that...

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