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Immigration Law

Matter of C-A-S-D-, 27 I&N Dec. 692 (BIA 2019)

Matter of C-A-S-D-, 27 I&N Dec. 692 (BIA 2019)

(1) To qualify for a waiver of inadmissibility under section 209(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1159(c) (2012), an alien who is found to be a violent or dangerous individual must establish extraordinary circumstances, which may be demonstrated by a showing of exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to the alien or to his qualifying relatives. Matter of Jean, 23 I&N Dec. 373 (A.G. 2002), followed.

(2) Even if an alien establishes exceptional and extremely unusual hardship, the favorable and adverse factors presented must be balanced to determine if a waiver should be granted in the exercise of discretion.