No. 12-70930.

846 F.3d 1019 (2017)

Natividad De Jesus Duran ESCOBAR, Petitioner, v. Loretta E. LYNCH, Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed January 20, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Susan Elizabeth Hill (argued), Hill and Piibe, Los Angeles, California, for Petitioner.

Yanal H. Yousef (argued), Trial Attorney; M. Jocelyn Lopez Wright , Senior Litigation Counsel; Leslie McKay , Assistant Director; Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; for Respondent.

Before: Marsha S. Berzon, Morgan B. Christen, and Jacqueline H. Nguyen, Circuit Judges.


This immigration case turns on whether California Penal Code section 136.1(a), California's witness tampering statute, is a categorical crime involving moral turpitude. Petitioner Natividad De Jesus Duran Escobar (Duran) is a native and citizen of El Salvador...

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