Category Archives: Motion to Reopen

Recent Cases United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (October 2017-December 2018. CA7)

Alvarenga-Flores v. Sessions Citation Case Number: No. 17-2920 Decision Date: August 28, 2018 Federal District: Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals Holding: Petition denied Record contained sufficient evidence to support IJ’s denial of application for asylum relief, … Continue reading

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SCOTUS affirms jurisdiction to decide equitable tolling of statutory time limit to file a motion to reopen a removal proceeding

Issue: Whether the Fifth Circuit erred in holding that it had no jurisdiction to review petitioner’s request that the Board of Immigration Appeals equitably tolled the ninety-day deadline on his motion to reopen as a result of ineffective assistance of … Continue reading

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CA7 denies motion to reopen filed almost nine years from the final administrative removal order

Patel v Holder, Case No. 13-2442 (C.A. 7. Apr. 1, 2014) Jyotsnaben and Pravin Patel petition for review of a denial by the Board of Immigration Appeals of their motion to reopen their removal proceedings. The Patels moved to reopen … Continue reading

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Zambrano v Holder CA7, illegal reentry bars Motion to Reopen and 212 (c) discretionary relief

Reyes, a citizen of Mexico, entered the U.S. in 1979 and was granted lawful permanent resident status in 1989. In 1993, he pled guilty to two felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. He was sentenced to six … Continue reading

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