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4th Cir.: Law covering “de minimis” theft no grounds for removal (access required)

Because not all of the offenses encompassed under Maryland’s theft statute qualify as crimes involving moral turpitude, the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in concluding that the petitioner committed such crimes and was thus ineligible for cancellation of removal. Background Petitioner Maricela Martinez is a native of Mexico who entered the country illegally when she was 15 ...