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United States v. Torralba-Mendia
Citation:784 F.3d 652 (9th Cir. 2015)
The defendant was accused of smuggling illegal aliens. During trial, the prosecution introduced I-213 immigration forms, which were labeled a “Record of Deportable/Inadmissible Alien.” The government introduced the forms to show that many of the passengers detained during the investigation were in fact deported. The defendant argued that these forms contained inadmissible hearsay and that his Confrontation Clause rights were violated.
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