No. 14-73182.

989 F.3d 705 (2021)

Jaime LAZO, aka Jaime Lazo Venegas, Petitioner, v. Robert M. WILKINSON, Acting Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Submitted July 7, 2020 Pasadena, California.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carlos A. Cruz , Alhambra, California, for Petitioner.

Melissa Neiman-Kelting and M. Jocelyn Lopez Wright , Senior Litigation Counsel; Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; for Respondent.

Before: Marsha S. Berzon and Daniel P. Collins, Circuit Judges, and Gary S. Katzmann, Judge.


Jaime Lazo, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"), which held that Lazo's 1999 conviction for simple possession of cocaine in violation of California Health and Safety Code § 11350 qualifies as a "controlled substance offense...

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