Ibarra-Hernandez v. Holder, 770 F.3d 1280 (9th Cir. 2014)

Gloria Ibarra-Hernandez, a native and citizen of Mexico, sought review of a final order of removal from the United States after the Board of Immigration Appeals (the “Board”) held that she was ineligible for cancellation of removal following her conviction for taking the identity of another in violation of Arizona state law. Ibarra-Hernandez admitted at a change of plea hearing that she had used a real person’s identity without that person’s knowledge or consent to obtain employment. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded that the “Board reasonably held that stealing a real person’s identity for the purpose of obtaining employment is inherently fraudulent and therefore it involves moral turpitude,” rendering her ineligible for cancellation of removal.