Practice Advisory: Descamps v. U.S. and the Modified Categorical Approach

“This practice advisory covers: (1) the holding in Descamps; (2) why this criminal case is equally applicable to the categorical approach used in immigration proceedings; and (3) the decision’s potential implications for specific removal grounds.” – By Dan Kesselbrenner, Isaac Wheeler, and Sejal Zota, June 26, 2013.  The authors gratefully acknowledge the helpful contributions of Trina Realmuto and Manny Vargas.

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