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Immigration – State conviction no basis for removal (access required)

Where a man convicted under a Virginia statute for willful discharge of a firearm was removed to Jamaica, he was ordered returned to the United States because his Virginia conviction did not qualify as a federal firearm offense for the purposes of removal. The federal definition of “firearm” that applies to the removal statute excludes ...

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