Immigration Litigation Update

Submitted by Kathleen O'Donovan on April 8, 2016 - 1:00am

Estrada Hernandez v. Lynch (7th Cir. April 8, 2016)
Wood, Bauer, Kanne (per curiam)

Summary: Petitioner, Julio Estrada-Hernandez (“Estrada Hernandez”), a Mexican citizen was ordered removed from the United States without applying for any forms of relief. He was charged as being removable for his conviction of controlled-substance offenses, a...

Submitted by Kathleen O'Donovan on April 8, 2016 - 1:00am

Htun v. Lynch (10th Cir. April 8, 2016)
McHUGH, Hartz, Baldock

Summary:Petitioner, Kyaw Myat Htun (“Htun”), a citizen of Burma, seeks review of his denied application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). In the late 1990s Htun took part in several student protests and was briefly...

Submitted by Kathleen O'Donovan on April 6, 2016 - 1:00am

Zheng v. Lynch (6th Cir. April 6, 2016)
CLAY, Gibbons, Stranch

Summary:Petitioner, Bi Qing Zheng (“Zheng”), a native of China, seeks review of her denied application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). She entered the United States without inspection in May of 2014. During a credible...

Submitted by on March 29, 2016 - 1:00am

Zyapkov v. Lynch (7th Cir. March 29, 2016)

MANION, Kanne, Williams

Summary:Petitioner, Nikolay Zyapkov, a Bulgarian citizen, petitions for review of the Board’s decision regarding his application to become a lawful permanent resident based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen. Petitioner entered the United States in 2002 with a six-month visitor’s...

Submitted by on March 25, 2016 - 1:00am

Cinto Velasquez v. Lynch (8th Cir. March 25, 2016)

LOKEN, Murphy, Colloton

Summary:Petitioner, Eliu Jeremias Cinto-Velasquez, a native of Guatemala, petitions for review The denial of his application for asylum and voluntary departure. Petitioner entered the United States without inspection in 1993 and applied for asylum, withholding of removal...

Submitted by Kathleen O'Donovan on March 24, 2016 - 1:00am

Ledezma Cosino v. Lynch (9th Cir. March 24, 2016)

REINHARDT, Du, dissent by Clifton

Summary: “The panel granted Salomon Ledezma-Cosino’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision finding him ineligible for cancellation of removal or voluntary departure because he lacked good moral character as a “habitual drunkard” under 8...

Submitted by on March 21, 2016 - 1:00am

Vela Estrada v. Lynch (2d Cir. March 21, 2016)

Straub, Chin, Carney (Per Curiam)

Summary:Petitioner Henry Vela-Estrada, a native and citizen of Guatemala, seeks review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) declining to certify, pursuant to C.F.R. § 1003.1(c), his untimely appeal of order of removal of the...

Submitted by on March 21, 2016 - 1:00am

Ramirez Munoz et al v Lynch (9th Cir. March 21, 2016)

WALLACE, Silverman, Christen

Summary: “The panel denied a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ order denying an untimely and numerically barred motion to reopen removal proceedings in a case in which Mexican citizens asserted a fear of persecution based on their membership...

Submitted by Kathleen O'Donovan on March 21, 2016 - 1:00am

Linares Gonzalez et al v. Lynch (9th Cir. March 21, 2016)

CALLAHAN, Pregerson, Bastian

Summary: “The panel granted Reyes Linares-Gonzales’ and Maribel Preciado’s petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ orders finding them ineligible for cancellation of removal in part because their convictions for identity theft under California...

Submitted by on March 14, 2016 - 1:00am

Saadoon et al v. Lynch (8th Cir. March 14, 2016)

SMITH, Riley, Shepherd

Summary:Petitioner Farok Abdulmajid Hamod and his wife, Orwa Ali Al-Saadoon, appeal the district court’s denial of their petitions for naturalization. In 1999 Petitioners came to the United States on a religious worker visa when Hamod was hired by a School in Minnesota. Hamod...

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