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Goldeshtein v. INS

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
8 F.3d 645 (1993)


Facts

Goldeshstein (defendant) was born in Israel and came to the United States in 1984. He married a United States citizen and became a permanent resident thereafter. In 1989, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate federal currency laws, and two counts of structuring financial transactions with domestic financial institutions to avoid currency reports. He served forty months in prison and was released in 1991. In 1990, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) instituted deportation proceedings, alleging that he was deportable under section 237(a)(2)(A)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 because hewas convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude within five years after entry and had been sentenced to prison for more than a year. The immigration judge ruled that he was deportable and the Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed. Goldeshtein then appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Canby, J.)

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