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Top of the Ninth: Robbery is a Crime of Violence After All; California Meth Might be Meth After All; and, there is no De Minimis Exception to the Material Support Bar for Asylum
Top of the Ninth: Robbery is a Crime of Violence After All; California Meth Might be Meth After All; and, there is no De Minimis Exception to the Material Support Bar for Asylum

Remember way back in August 2018, when we could say, "When is meth not meth? When it’s California meth!" It looks like those halcyon days are gone and California meth is back to being meth. It was always too good to last. The Ninth Circuit withdrew and depublished its ...

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    "[J]ust as a block of wood is not a pencil if it lacks some kind of pigmented core to write with, a piece of paper is not a notice to appear absent ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Part two: DACA

    Part II: DACA This past week, the Ninth Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction enjoining the Trump Administration from rescinding DACA for current ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: UACs and Persecutor bar

    Who wakes up in the morning and says to themselves, "How can I make life even more difficult for the most vulnerable populations in the world? How can ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Injunctions and 18.5

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  • Top of the Ninth: The Travel Act & Lawful Permanent Resident Cancellation

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  • Top of the Ninth: Obstruction of Justice and Reasonable Fear

    This week the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) redefined the term "obstruction of justice" and reaffirmed that a conviction for California Penal ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Robbery

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  • Top of the Ninth: Aug 31, 2018 Part one

    The Board of Immigration Appeals distinguished and seemingly overturned the Supreme Court’s decision in Pereira v. Sessions and methamphetamine ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Aug 31, 2018 - Part two

    This week had so many decisions that I decided to divide up the blog into the two truly remarkable cases and the four more mundane but still important ...

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