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United States Fourth Circuit


Ojo v. Lynch, 15-1138

In an immigration action challenging the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision denying petitioner, the adopted son of a U.S. citizen, the chance to reopen his removal proceedings, the petition for review is granted where a child is adopted under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. section 1101(b)(1)(E)(i), on the date that a state court rules the adoption effective, and the BIA's summary disregard of facially valid nunc pro tunc adoption orders issued by state courts is an abuse of discretion.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/02/16

Judges

  • KING

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

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