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Torres v. Lynch, 14-1096

In a case in which petitioner, a lawful permanent resident, pleaded guilty in a New York court to attempted third-degree arson, the Immigration Judge's determination, that petitioner's arson conviction was for an "aggravated felony" and that petitioner was therefore ineligible for discretionary relief from removal proceedings, is affirmed where a state offense counts as an 8 U.S.C. section1101(a)(43) "aggravated felony" when it has every element of a listed federal crime except one requiring a connection to interstate or foreign commerce.

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  • Decided
  • Published 2016/05/19




  • United States Supreme Court


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