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BIA on NACARA: Matter of Hernandez-Romero
Posted on 10 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Hernandez-Romero, 28 I&N Dec. 374 (BIA 2021) Section 240A(c)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(c)(6) (2018), bars an applicant, who has previously been granted special rule cancellation of removal under the... Read More

CA6 on NACARA, Burden of Proof: Lopez v. Sessions
Posted on 22 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lopez v. Sessions, Mar. 21, 2017 - "Marcial Lopez, a native and citizen of Guatemala, contests a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals that prohibits him from staying in this country. Under the immigration laws, it usually counts against the... Read More

CA9 on Chevron, NACARA: Aragon-Salazar v. Holder
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Jorge Dario Aragon-Salazar (Aragon), a native and citizen of Guatemala, petitions for review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), affirming the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of his application for special rule cancellation... Read More

Ninth Circuit on deference, NACARA...and a wrong turn on the freeway: Lezama-Garcia
Posted on 30 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Carlos Antonio Lezama-Garcia (“Lezama”), a native and citizen of Nicaragua, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) dismissing his appeal of an immigration judge’s (“IJ”... Read More

Tags: deference , NACARA

CA2 on NACARA Special Rule Cancellation: Reyes v. Holder (UPDATED)
Posted on 3 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"8 C.F.R. § 1240.66(b)(1) means what it says: In order to be eligible for special rule cancellation of removal under that provision, an alien must not be inadmissible by virtue of having committed certain crimes specified in § 212 of the... Read More

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – September 1, 2010
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

TRAC: Immigration Case Backlog Continues to Rise On August 12, 2010, the Transactional Clearing House (TRAC) at Syracuse University released its most recent report on the immigration courts . In addition to the report, TRAC also released an update... Read More