Kawashima v. Mukasey Amicus Brief
The Immigrants’ Rights Clinic submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in opposition to the government’s petition for rehearing en banc in Kawashima v. Mukasey, 530 F.3d 1111 (9th Cir. 2008). Ling Lew (’09) and Mindy Jeng (’09) worked on the brief, which raised a cutting edge issue in immigration law—how immigration courts should evaluate prior fraud convictions. The IRC’s brief argued that the immigration courts should continue to apply a categorical approach when determining whether noncitizens face deportation as a result of certain criminal convictions.