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Unpub. BIA Cancellation Hardship Victory; Mexico; Heart Defects

"We also find that, while the respondent in this case has family in Mexico, her situation nevertheless is analogous to that in Matter of Recinas, supra, as she is a single mother of limited economic means who is supporting her five children, including four United States citizens, two of whom have...

BIA on Continuous Physical Presence for COR: Matter of Velasquez-Cruz

An alien’s departure from the United States following a criminal conviction for illegal entry under section 275(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a)(1) (2012), interrupts the 10-year period of continuous physical presence required to establish eligibility for cancellation...

BIA on Family Unity, 'Admission' - Matter of Fajardo Espinoza

Official Headnote : A grant of Family Unity Program benefits does not constitute an “admission” to the United States under section 101(a)(13)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(13)(A) (2012), for purposes of establishing that an alien has accrued the requisite...

Unpub. BIA Cancellation Victory, Charlotte, NC

Disha Chandiramani writes: "[ Here is a] decision I received from the Board reversing an IJ in North Carolina and granting Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal. The IJ initially denied cancellation. The respondent appealed and the Board remanded to the IJ for reconsideration and for a decision on whether...