Sunday, May 27th, 2018

BIA on Aggravated Felony: Matter of Flores-Aguirre, 26 I&N Dec. 155 (BIA 2013)

The offense of traveling in interstate commerce with the intent to distribute the proceeds of an unlawful drug enterprise in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1952(a)(1)(A) (2006) is not an “aggravated felony” under section 101(a)(43)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(B) (2006), because it is neither a “drug trafficking crime” under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (2006) nor “illicit trafficking in a controlled substance.” Matter of Davis, 20 I&N Dec. 536 (BIA 1992), followed. – Matter of Flores-Aguirre, Interim Decision #3786, June 27, 2013.  [Hats off to Paul 'Woody' Scott!]