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  • CA7 Declines to Review Withholding Denial for Mexican Petitioner Fleeing Abusive Wife(1059 KB - 4/9/2014)
    The court held that the BIA did not err by finding that the petitioner failed to identify “persons who face persecution by corrupt governmental and law enforcement authorities instigated by a politically connected spouse” as a valid social group. (Ruiz-Cabrera v. Holder, 4/8/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14040951.
  • CA7 Declines to Review Untimely Motion to Reopen(1057 KB - 4/4/2014)
    The petitioners sought to reopen their removal proceedings to administratively close their case and seek a provisional waiver of their inadmissibility, and the court denied the petition for review, as the motion to reopen the asylum denial was untimely. (Patel v. Holder, 4/1/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14040448.
  • CA7 Vacates Removal Order for Honest Mexican Police Officer Seeking Asylum(540 KB - 3/27/2014)
    The court found the removal order of the Mexican petitioner seeking asylum under the social group of honest police officers could not stand without further proceedings, and the distinction between honest police and effective honest police was without merit. (R.R.D. v. Holder, 3/19/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14032746.
  • CA7 Declines to Review Asylum Denial for Chinese Petitioner(635 KB - 3/24/2014)
    The court found it lacked jurisdiction to review the BIA’s conclusion that the Chinese petitioner’s asylum application was time-bared, and denied his CAT and withholding claims. (Tian v. Holder, 3/13/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14032453.
  • CA7 Remands for IJ to Consider Waiver Request for U Visa Under §212(d)(3)(A)(650 KB - 3/18/2014)
    The court vacated the IJ’s order of removal and remanded, holding that the BIA was incorrect to hold that the IJ lacked jurisdiction to consider the petitioner’s waiver request under §212(d)(3)(A) that would allow the applicant to obtain a U visa. (L.D.G. v. Holder, 3/12/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14031843.
  • CA7 Dismisses Chinese Asylum Petition for Lack of Jurisdiction(623 KB - 3/18/2014)
    The court found that the petitioner was unable to articulate any political opinion regarding the Chinese government’s taking of his property and dismissed the asylum petition for lack of jurisdiction. (Chen v. Holder, 3/10/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14031841.
  • CA7 Remands Asylum Denial for Landowner from Colombia(1368 KB - 3/5/2014)
    The court remanded, finding that the petitioner suffered direct persecution on account of being a landowner of means who refused to cooperate with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) when the FARC threatened and kidnapped her father. (N.L.A. v. Holder, 3/3/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14030545.
  • CA7 Denies Extreme-Hardship Waiver for Petitioner Convicted of Marriage Fraud(561 KB - 1/6/2014)
    The court denied the petition for review, finding that the petitioner’s due process argument failed because he had no legitimate claim of entitlement to an extreme-hardship waiver under INA §216(c)(4). (Darif v. Holder, 1/2/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14010649.