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By Sarah Bronstein

On January 8, 2015, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision in Matter of O.A. Hernandez, 26 I&N Dec. 464 (BIA 2015), finding that the offense of “deadly conduct” under the Texas Penal Code is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT).  The analysis of CIMTs is an area of the law that has evolved significantly in the last few years.  This decision gives us one more indication of how the Board of Immigration Appeals is viewing CIMTs.

CLINIC welcomes the following new member/subscribers:

Esperanza Social Service in Rio Grande City, Texas.  Sandra Hernandez, M.S.W., Executive Director, advises that the agency is seeking BIA recognition with one partial accredited representative.

Agency Recognition and Staff Accreditation

CLINIC congratulates member agencies and program staff on receiving Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) agency recognition and accreditation credentials.

BIA Agency Recognition:

Did you know that public libraries in your community can help with your program’s naturalization efforts? Join us for a free webinar to learn how libraries are prepared to support the immigrant community.