Stolen Car Offenses May Not Warrant Removal, BIA Says

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 9:59 PM EDT) -- A Board of Immigration Appeals panel determined Friday that a conviction under a receipt of stolen property statute requiring “reason to believe” property was stolen does not constitute a conviction of an aggravated felony theft offense that would warrant removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act, affirming an immigration judge’s ruling in a U.S. permanent resident’s deportation case.

The majority opinion, written by BIA Judge Roger Pauley, relied on an analysis of the level of intent required for an aggravated felony receipt of stolen property offense...
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