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Mahmood v. Sessions, 16-1438

In a petition brought by a native and citizen of Pakistan who was granted asylum in the United States in 1997, voluntarily applied in 2011 for adjustment of his asylum status to the status of a lawful permanent resident, pursuant to 8 U.S.C. section 1159(b), of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision affirming an Immigration Judge's (IJ) finding of clear and convincing evidence that petitioner deliberately misrepresented material facts in order to obtain travel documents and his lawful permanent resident status and order that petitioner be removed from the U.S. to Pakistan, the petition is denied where the BIA’s interpretation of section 1159(b) is the best interpretation of the statute and that, in any event, it deserves deference under Chevron USA Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984).

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/22

Judges

  • NIEMEYER

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

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