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Mendoza-Alvarez v. Holder (9th Circuit, May 3, 2013)
Tallman, Smith Jr., Rosenthal (distct) (per curiam)
Summary:“The panel denied a petition for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals denying withholding of removal to a citizen of Mexico because petitioner failed to establish that he was a...
Munoz-Avila v. Holder (7th Circuit, May 3, 2013)
ROVNER, Hamilton, Lefkow (distct)
Summary: “Fidel Munoz Avila came to the attention of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when he filed an application for adjustment of status based on his marriage to a United States citizen. Avila and his wife have...
Dhuka v. Holder (5th Circuit, May 3, 2013)
SOUTHWICK, Barksdale, Jones
Summary: Petitioners sought review from the BIA’s determination that the petitioners could not adjust their status because for more than 180 days, they had not been in “lawful status.” Petitioners entered the United States on L-1A and L-2...
Reyes v. Holder (2nd Circuit, May 3, 2013)
Cabranes, Livingston, Furman (distct) (per curiam)
Summary: “This appeal requires us to interpret a rule, promulgated pursuant to the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act of 1997 (“NACARA”), Pub. L. No. 105-100, 111 Stat. 2193, that permits the...
Richmond v. Holder (2nd Circuit, April 30, 2013)
CALABRESI, Pooler, Raggi
Summary: “Petitioner Keon Richmond, a native and citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, remained in the United States beyond the term of the tourist visa which allowed his initial entry here in May 2001. When removal proceedings were brought...
Friend v. Holder (9th Circuit, April 30, 2013)
WATFORD, Berzon, Carr (distct)
Summary: “The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment dismissal of Horace Gozon Friend’s action brought under 8 U.S.C. § 1503(a) seeking a declaratory judgment that he is a United States citizen, although he was born...
Karki v. Holder (10th Circuit, April 30, 2013)
McKAY, Kelly, O’Brien
Summary: The Tenth Circuit vacated the agency’s denial of asylum, withholding and CAT relief for Nepalese petitioner. Petitioner suffered persecution at the hands of Maoist rebels, while he served as a United Nation’s Development Program...
Ni v. Holder (7th circuit, April 26, 2013)
WOOD, Hamilton, Darrow (distct)
Summary: “Ji Cheng Ni came to the United States in 2001 from his home in Fujian Province, China. An Immigration Judge ordered him removed in 2003, and his subsequent appeals were unsuccessful. See Ni v. Gonzales, 134...