BIA: Placing a child in the way of a threat is deportable offense


The Board of Immigration Appeals in Matter of Dency Epen SORAM, 25 I&N Dec. 378 (BIA 2010) held that  "The crime of unreasonably placing a child in a situation that poses a threat of injury to the child’s life or health in violation of section 18-6-401(1)(a) of the Colorado Revised Statutes is categorically a crime of child abuse under section 237(a)(2)(E)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(E)(i) (2006), even though no proof of actual harm or injury to the child is required. Matter of Velazquez-Herrera, 24 I&N Dec. 503 (BIA 2008), clarified."

Ricky Malik, Esq.