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Cortez Cardona v. Yates, 15-2095

In a petition brought by a native and citizen of Guatemala, seeking review of a decision from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying her motion to reopen an appeal challenging an immigration judge's (IJ) decision to reject her request for asylum and withholding of removal pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. sections 1158, 1231(b)(3), the petition is denied where, under the deferential standard of review accorded to the BIA's decision to reject a motion to reopen and reconsider its own proceeding, the BIA did not abuse its discretion when it denied petitioner's request to reopen.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/21




  • United States First Circuit


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