Category Archives: Board of Immigration Appeals

CA7 upholds BIA denial of untimely Motion to Reopen based on ineffective counsel

YUSEV v. Sessions, Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit 2017 Bd. did not err in denying alien’s motion to reopen their applications for asylum and withholding of removal based on claim that their counsel was ineffective. Said motion was untimely, since … Continue reading

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LPR Returning to U.S. Cannot Be Regarded as Seeking Admission and May Not Be Charged with Inadmissibility

Distinguishing Koloamatangi, the BIA holds that LPR returning to U.S. is not seeking an admission and may not be charged with inadmissibility under 8 USCA § 1182(a). In Matter of Pena, 26 I. & N. Dec. 613 (B.I.A. June 16, … Continue reading

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Three USCIS Administrative Appeals Office Decisions Published

Matter of Leacheng International, Inc. (1) The definition of “doing business” at 8 C.F.R. § 204.5(j)(2) (2014) contains no requirement that a petitioner for a multinational manager or executive must provide goods and or services to an unaffiliated third party. … Continue reading

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BIA reasserts the circumstance-specific inquiry on the phrase “a single offense involving possession for one’s own use of thirty grams or less of marijuana”

Matter of Jonet DOMINGUEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Respondent 26 I&N Dec. 408 (BIA 2014) Interim Decision #3814 Decided September 18, 2014 U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeal For purposes of section 237(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Immigration and … Continue reading

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BIA Precedent Table-1995 to Present

Headnotes from BIA precedent cases published in volumes 21,22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 of the Administrative Decisions under the Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States, organized by topic. As such, it includes all BIA cases published from … Continue reading

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