The Eighth Circuit has determined that a Minnesota misdemeanor conviction for domestic assault is a crime of domestic violence under section 237(a)(2)(E)(i) of the INA.  The court noted that it had previously held that a conviction under this statute qualified as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act, which has an almost identical definition as a crime of violence.  Thus, the conviction disqualified the petition from seeking cancellation of removal for non-lawful permanent residents.

The full text of Ramirez-Barajas v. Sessions  can be found here:


In a second case, the court determined that subsection 2 of the statute is also a crime of domestic violence.

The full text of Onduso v. Sessions can be found here: