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Immigration Litigation Update
United States v. Alejandro Burgos-Ortega (9th Cir. Feb 5, 2015)
CALLAHAN, Graber, Gould
Summary: “The panel affirmed a sentence for illegal re-entry in a case in which the district court applied a 12-level increase...
Javier Martinez-Hernandez v. Holder (9th Cir. Feb. 4, 2015)
Melloy, Bybee, Ikuta (Per Curiam)
Summary: “The panel denied Javier Martinez-Hernandez’s petition for review from the Board of Immigration Appeals’...
Jose F. Guerrero Tejado v. Holder (8th Cir. Jan 29, 2015)
Murphy, Smith, Gruender (Per Curiam)
Summary:“Jose Guerrero Tejado ("Guerrero") seeks review of a final order from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirming an Immigration Judge's (IJ) denial of his applications for cancellation of removal and asylum. We find that...
Faustin Mukadi Ilunga v. Holder (4th Cir. Jan 27, 2015)
GREGORY, Floyd, Thacker
Summary: “Faustin Mukadi Ilunga, a citizen of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, appeals the denial of his application for asylum and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). We hold that the rejection of Ilunga’s asylum...
Aleksandr Pan v. Holder (2nd Cir. Jan 26, 2015)
WALKER, Wesley, Livingston
Summary: “Aleksandr Pan petitions for review of the January 7, 2013 order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s (IJ) denial of his applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief pursuant...
Gustavo Mena-Flores v. Holder (10th Cir. Jan 23, 2015)
BACHARACH, Holmes, McHugh
Summary: “The Department of Homeland Security initiated proceedings to remove Mr. Gustavo Mena Flores from the United States on the ground that he was in the country illegally. Mr. Mena Flores conceded removability, but applied to adjust his...
Espinal-Andrades v. Holder (4th Cir., Jan. 22, 2015)
WYNN, Shedd, Agee
Summary:The Second Circuit denied this petition for review, concluding that petitioner’s Maryland conviction for first degree arson is an aggravated felony under INA § 101(a)(43)(E), as “an offense described in” 18 USC §844(i), the federal arson statute....
Meng Hua Wang v. Holder (1st Cir. Jan 20, 2015)
SELYA, Torruella, Howard
Summary: “Petitioner Meng Hua Wan, a Chinese national, seeks judicial review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirming a decision of an immigration judge (IJ) refusing to reopen removal proceedings after the petitioner was...
Bin Jing Chen v. Holder (8th Cir. Jan 15, 2015)
MURPHY, Melloy, Benton
Summary: “Petitioner Bin Jing Chen, a native and citizen of China, applied for asylum in this country, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), and cancellation of removal. The Immigration Judge (IJ) denied the requested...
Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa v. Holder (7th Circuit, December 30, 2014)
MANION, Easterbook, Manion, and Sykes
Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa sought review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmation of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of his asylum, withholding of removal, and protection...