The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has issued a new decision in Matter of Guzman-Polanco, a decision issued earlier this year on the definition of a crime of violence.  The BIA continued to indicate that a crime of violence requires violent force, not slight force.  With respect to the issue of indirect force (i.e. the use of poison), the BIA indicated that it would defer to the circuit court interpretations on this issue.

The full text of the new decision in Matter of Guzman-Polanco can be found here: