In a petition for review of the BIA's order removing Petitioner from the U.S. for committing a "crime of violence," the petition is granted where the theft of an automobile under the California grand theft statute is not a "crime of violence" under 18 U.S.C. section 16(b).
Submitted: May 1, 2009
Decided and Filed: July 2, 2009
Opinion by Judge Merritt
Concurring Opinion by Judge Griffin
M. Jocelyn Lopez Wright, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC