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A 074-054-226

Date of this notice: 1/13/ 2014

Enclosed is a copy of the Board's decision and order in the above-referenced case. Sincerely,

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Donna Carr Chief Clerk

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Cite as: Jacinto Moises Carbonell-Desliz, A074 054 226 (BIA Jan. 13, 2014)

. U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review Falls Church, Virginia 20530

Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals


A074 054 226 - Baltimore, M D



JAN 13 2014

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The final order of removal in these proceedings was entered by the Board on April 9, 2002, when we dismissed the respondent's appeal. The respondent filed an untimely motion to reopen his proceedings on October 31, 2013. Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. See section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and


1229a(c)(7)(C); 8 C.F.R.



The respondent does not

dispute the untimeliness of his motion, but requests that the Board exercise its sua sponte authority to reopen his proceedings in the interests of justice. The Department of Homeland Security has not responded to the motion. The motion will be granted. The respondent has submitted evidence that a state court has granted him coram nobis relief and vacated his conviction for Assault in the Second Degree in violation of Annotated Code of Maryland article 27, section 12(A). See generally Matter of Pickering, 23 l&N Dec. 621 (BIA 2003); Matter of Chavez, 24 l&N Dec. 272 (BIA 2007). The record contains copies of the respondent's petition for writ of error coram nobis filed with the Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City, in which the respondent alleges that his underlying guilty plea was not voluntary and intelligent, the Maryland Circuit Court consent order dated August 12, 2013, and the State's response in opposition to the respondent's petition for writ of error coram nobis (Motion, Tabs A, B, C). The respondent asserts that he was not advised by the court of his Sixth Amendment right to assistance of counsel as mandated by Maryland Rule 4-215 (Motion, Tab A at page


Considering the totality of circumstances presented in the respondent's motion, the proceedings are reopened on our own motion under the provisions of 8 C.F.R. Matter ofG-D-, 22 I&N Dec. 1132, 1133-34 (BIA 1999); Matter 1997).



1003.2(a). See

21 I&N Dec. 976 (BIA

Here, the respondent has presented evidence indicating that his prior conviction was

vacated because the trial and plea procedures did not comply with Maryland Rule 4-215 (see Motion, Exhs. A4, B1). See Matter of Pickering, 23 I&N Dec. 621 (BIA 2003) (holding that a conviction that has been vacated by the criminal court based upon a procedural or substantive defect in the underlying proceedings is no longer a conviction for immigration purposes); see also Padilla

Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010) (holding that a criminal lawyer representing a

non-citizen in connection with a guilty plea has a constitutional duty to advise the defendant that conviction may pose a risk of deportation). We find it appropriate to remand this matter to the Immigration Judge to for further consideration of the respondent's removability. Accordingly, the following orders will be entered.

Cite as: Jacinto Moises Carbonell-Desliz, A074 054 226 (BIA Jan. 13, 2014)

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ORDER: The motion to reopen is granted. FURTHER ORDER: The record is remanded to the Immigration Court for further
proceedings consistent with the foregoing opinion.

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Cite as: Jacinto Moises Carbonell-Desliz, A074 054 226 (BIA Jan. 13, 2014)

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