Unpublished Disposition, 922 F.2d 844 (9th Cir. 1991)Annotate this Case
Roberto HOLGUIN-MENDOZA, Petitioner,v.U.S. IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERVICE, Respondent.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Submitted Dec. 7, 1990.* Decided Jan. 8, 1991.
Before FARRIS, K.K. HALL and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.
Petitioner contends he was never advised of the immigration consequences of his guilty plea, and that the BIA and IJ therefore erred in finding that he was statutorily ineligible for voluntary departure based on this conviction. Petitioner concedes that present law permits a deportable alien to tender a plea without being advised of the potential deportation consequences. Appellant's Brief at 7, citing Steinsvik v. Vinzant, 640 F2d 949, 956 (9th Cir 1981); Fruchtman v. Kenton, 531 F2d 946, 948-49 (9th Cir), cert denied 429 US 895 (1976). We decline petitioner's suggestion that we re-examine this well-accepted principle.