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United States Second Circuit, 05/31/2011
Watson v. Holder, No. 09-0657
In a petition for review of an order of the BIA affirming a determination that the petitioner was not legitimated pursuant to 8 U.S.C. section 1431(a), petition is granted and remanded with requests for: 1) clarification on precisely how the BIA interprets the concept of legitimation as it is used in section 1101(c)(1); and 2) justification for how the BIA arrived at that particular interpretation. Read more...

United States Ninth Circuit, 06/01/2011
Ixcot v. Holder, No. 09-71597
In a petition for review of an order of the BIA involving the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), 8 U.S.C. section 1231(a)(5), and the the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act of 1997 (NACARA), petition is granted in part and denied in part where application of the IIRIRA is impermissibly retroactive when applied to petitioner, and because the court lacks jurisdiction to review agency determinations of eligibility for special rule cancellation of removal under section 203 of the NACARA. Read more...

United States Ninth Circuit, 06/03/2011
Guevara v. Holder, No. 08-72252
In a petition for review of an order of the BIA, petition is denied because the grant of employment authorization, pending the approval of adjustment of status under 8 U.S.C. section 1255, does not confer admission status on an undocumented alien for purposes of calculating seven years of continuous residence under 8 U.S.C. section 1229b(a)(2). Read more...

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