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ENRIQUEZ-ALVARADO v. ASHCROFT, 03-60294

The court lacks jurisdiction to review an IJ's discretionary decision not to invoke its sua sponte authority to reopen deportation proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/19/2004
  • Published 05/19/2004

Judges

  • EDITH BROWN CLEMENT, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DENNIS and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Karen Katz Feldman (argued), Tindall & Foster, Houston, TX, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Jennifer Paisner (argued), David V. Bernal, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, Thomas Ward Hussey, Director, Terri Jane Scadron, Robbin K. Blaya, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Div. Immigration Litigation, John Ashcroft, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, Hipolito Acosta, U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, Houston, TX, Caryl G. Thompson, U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, Attn:  Joe A. Aguilar, New Orleans, LA, for Respondent.