Hernandez de Martinez v. Holder, 2014 WL 5394445 (9th Cir. 2014) (per curiam)
Graciela Hernandez de Martinez, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitioned for review of a final order of removal from the United States. The Board of Immigration Appeals held that she was statutorily ineligible for cancellation of removal because of her conviction for violation of an Arizona statute prohibiting criminal impersonation by assuming a false identity with the intent to defraud another. Hernandez de Martinez argued that her conviction did not categorically involve moral turpitude because she had used a false Social Security number to obtain employment and “not for anything nefarious.” The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit disagreed, holding that crimes such as this one that require an intent to defraud necessarily involve moral turpitude.