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Virginia Convictions Don’t Warrant Deportation, 4th Circuit Says

July 13, 2020, 11:45 PM

A Mexican citizen’s two convictions in Virginia for identity theft and leaving the scene of an accident aren’t crimes involving moral turpitude, the Fourth Circuit said Monday in a ruling vacating an order for his removal from the U.S.

David Nunez-Vasquez faced removal in 2012 after his conviction for using false identification. He was convicted in 2018 for failing to stop after an accident, and an immigration judge determined his two convictions indicated moral turpitude and denied his application for cancellation of removal.

The Board of Immigration Appeals upheld the decision, saying leaving the scene of an accident with knowledge...

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