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New hearing reviews law involving abuse of immigrant spouse

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Violence Against Immigrant Women and Systemic Responses

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Abuse of immigrant spouses prompts law makers to review case. In a landmark hearing the BIA held that a misdemeanor conviction for willful infliction of corporal injury on a spouse under California law qualifies categorically as a conviction for a “crime of violence” under 18 U.S.C. § 16(a) (2006).