Unpub. BIA GMC, Discretion Victory in OKC VAWA Cancellation Case

Unpub. BIA GMC, Discretion Victory in OKC VAWA Cancellation Case

"[A]lthough the respondent's ability to leave the abusive relationship and the length of time she has been out of the relationship weigh against a favorable exercise of discretion in this case, we ultimately conclude that this and the other negative discretionary considerations are outweighed by the positive factors presented in this case.  As a result, we disagree with the Immigration Judge's determination that the respondent is statutorily and discretionarily ineligible for VAWA cancellation in this case. ... The respondent's appeal is sustained." - Matter of X-, Jan. 13, 2014.  [Hats off to Kelli J. Stump!]