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Castro v. Att'y General, 10-3234

On petition for review of a BIA denial of the petitioner's motion to reconsider the sustaining of an immigration judge's order that the petitioner be removed to Costa Rica on the basis of a false claim to US citizenship, the petition is granted and the case remanded where the BIA’s construction of the "purpose or benefit" language of 8 USC section 1182(a)(6)(C)(ii) was contrary to law, and the BIA abused its discretion in denying the petitioner's motion to reconsider its decision on this ground.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/14/2012
  • Published 02/14/2012


  • Pollak


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Joseph C. Sekula, Lisa M. Damiano

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