§ 19.78 X. Murder
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The aggravated felony definition includes “murder . . . .” This aggravated felony is not defined by reference to a federal statute, and the BIA has yet to adopt a “generic” definition of the offense. This category clearly includes first- and second-degree murder, but should not include manslaughter or other lesser forms of homicide, since they do not meet the common-sense definition of the term “murder.”
Unlike other aggravated felonies, murder is a permanent bar to Good Moral Character regardless of the date of conviction.
 INA § 101(a)(43)(A), 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(A).
 See § 19.9, supra.
 United States v. Morgan, 380 F.3d 698 (2d Cir. Aug. 19, 2004) (New York conviction for second degree attempted murder, with sentence to indeterminate term of two-and-a-half to seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment, properly treated as an “aggravated felony” for illegal re-entry sentencing purposes, even though it was not an aggravated felony under the relevant immigration statute at the time of the conviction).
 MTINA § 306(a)(7).
AGGRAVATED FELONY " MURDER " MENTAL STATE OF EXTREME RECKLESSNESS SUFFICIENT DESPITE LACK OF INTENT TO KILL
Matter of MW, 25 I&N Dec. 748 (BIA 2012) (Michigan conviction for violation of 750.317 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, second degree murder, is categorically an aggravated felony murder offense for immigration purposes; under the categorical approach, a conviction for the aggravated felony of murder, as defined in INA 101(a)(43)(A), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43)(A), includes a conviction for murder in violation of a statute requiring a showing that the perpetrator acted with extreme recklessness or a malignant heart, notwithstanding that the requisite mental state may have resulted from voluntary intoxication and that no intent to kill was established).