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Gil v. Sessions, 15-3134

In a petition action seeking review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeal (BIA), brought by a petitioner who was born in the Dominican Republic and admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident but whose parents never married, the petition is denied where was not a 'child' eligible for derivative citizenship because he was not 'legitimated' within the meaning of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/03/17


  • CHIN


  • United States Second Circuit