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Immigration – BIA’s interpretation of ambiguous phrase given deference (access required)

Where the term “relating to obstruction of justice” is ambiguous about whether an ongoing or a reasonably foreseeable proceeding must be obstructed, the court deferred to the reasonable interpretation of the Board of Immigration Appeals, or BIA. Background Jean Francois Pugin was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact under Virginia law. The government contends ...

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