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Pelayo-Garcia v. Holder, No. 05-70929

In a petition for review of the BIA's order removing petitioner from the U.S., the petition is granted where petitioner's prior offense of "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor" under section 261.5(d) of the California Penal Code did not meet the definition of "aggravated felony" in 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(43)(A).

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Appellate Information

Argued November 19, 2008

Submitted December 3, 2009


Opinion by Judge Ikuta


For Petitioner:

Lilia G. Alcaraz, Gloria P. Martinez-Senftner, The Martinez-Senftner Law Firm PC, Los Angeles, CA

For Respondent:

Peter D. Keisler, Michelle Gordon Latour, Jennifer J. Keeney, Erica Miles, United States Department of Justice, Los Angeles, CA