Thursday, June 14th, 2018

CA9 on CIMT: Castrijon-Garcia v. Holder

"Javier Castrijon-Garcia (“Castrijon”) petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), holding that  his conviction for simple kidnapping under California Penal Code (“CPC”) § 207(a) is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude under 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2)(A)(i)(I), making him statutorily ineligible for cancellation ofremoval under 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(b)(1)(C).  We have jurisdiction pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(D) to determine whether a crime involves moral turpitude.  See Nunez v. Holder, 594 F.3d 1124, 1129 (9th Cir. 2010)(“Whether a crime involves moral turpitude is a question of law that we have jurisdiction to review pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(D).”).  We grant the petition for review and remand to the BIA for further proceedings.  We have held that “non-fraudulent  crimes