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CA9 on Adoption, Chevron, Due Process: Amponsah v. Holder

"We hold that the BIA’s blanket rule against recognizing nunc pro tunc adoption decrees constitutes an impermissible construction of § 1101(b)(1) and that case-by-case consideration of nunc pro tunc adoption decrees is required. Accordingly, we grant the petition and remand for further...

CA9 on Due Process: Ching v. Mayorkas

"[T]he process by which Joseph’s I-130 petition was denied was inadequate. There were two witnesses to the Fong-Ching marriage: Fong and Ching. In this case, it is not possible to determine that Fong’s statement is true and that Ching’s is false solely by reading them. In addition...

CA9 on CAT, Credibility, Due Process: Oshodi v. Holder (En Banc)

"Olakunle Oshodi petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) affirming the Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”) decision finding him not credible and denying his application for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against...

CA9 on Due Process: Bondarenko v. Holder

CA9 Court Staff Summary - "The panel held that the immigration judge violated due process by allowing the government to introduce without prior notice a forensic report concerning a medical document petitioner submitted and by refusing petitioner a continuance to investigate the report. The panel...

CA9 on Due Process, Expedited Removal: USA v. Raya-Vaca

"Victor Manuel Raya-Vaca appeals from a judgment of conviction following a conditional plea of guilty to one count of illegal reentry after having been removed in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. In 2011, Raya-Vaca was arrested while in the United States, subjected to expedited removal proceedings...

CA9 on Due Process, U Visas, Crimmigration - USA v. Cisneros-Rodriguez

USA v. Cisneros-Rodriguez, Dec. 23, 2015 - "Xochitl Cisneros-Rodriguez (“Cisneros”), an undocumented alien, was convicted in 2009 of violating California narcotics laws and was subsequently placed in administrative removal proceedings. She was told by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement...