In a petition for review of the BIA's order removing petitioner from the U.S., the petition is denied where convictions for solicitation to commit rape by force, in violation of Cal. Pen. Code section 653f(c), and solicitation to commit assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, in violation of Cal. Pen. Code section 653f(a), constitute crimes of violence under 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(43)(F) for immigration law purposes.
Argued and Submitted July 15, 2009
Filed August 26, 2009
Opinion by Judge Clifton
Anthony C. Payne, Senior Litigation Counsel, Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC
Jesse M. Bless, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC