Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In an action challenging the Attorney General's denial of citizenship to plaintiff, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where plaintiff's conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 1344 for attempting to execute a fraudulent scheme to obtain money from a bank constituted an "aggravated felony" as defined in 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(43)(M)(i) and that conviction for an aggravated felony made one ineligible for naturalization under 8 U.S.C. section 1101(f)(8).
Argued: April 16, 2009
Decided: December 3, 2009
Opinion by Judge Leval
Patricia L. Buchanan and Sarah S. Normand, Assistant United States Attorneys, New York, NY