Courthouse News Service is reporting the following:
A former Marine who allegedly used a government computer to access child pornography can’t be deported based on his conviction by special court-martial of violating military code, the 9th Circuit ruled.
Honduran native Rigoberto Aguilar-Turcios was admitted to the United States as a legal permanent resident in 1996. Four years later, he joined the Marine Corps.
See Turcios v. Holder, ___ F. 3d ___ (9th Cir. 2009).
One would anticipate a government appeal. So, how does a defense counsel with a client who intends living in the Western states advise the client under similar circumstances, and remembering the admonitions of Miller and Denedo.