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Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 1:15 PM ET) — A conviction under South Carolina law for pointing a gun at someone is a crime of violence that prevents an immigrant from establishing the “good moral character” needed to become a U.S. citizen, the Eighth Circuit ruled Thursday.

In a published decision, three judges on an appellate panel affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny a bid for citizenship from Juan Reyes-Soto, a native of Mexico who pled guilty in South Carolina in the mid-1990s to a felony charge of pointing a firearm at another person….

Source: Law360