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Banda-Ortiz v. Gonzales, 04-61100

8 U.S.C. section 1129c(d) does not require that the Board of Immigration Appeals automatically toll an alien's voluntary departure period during the pendency of a motion to reopen. A petition for review of an order finding petitioner ineligible for cancellation of removal is denied where petitioner overstayed his voluntary departure date, and thus, was ineligible for cancellation of removal.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/28/2006
  • Published 03/29/2006

Judges

  • EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY, SMITH and GARZA, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Sergio Banda-Ortiz, El Paso, TX, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michelle E. Gorden Latour, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Thomas Ward Hussey, Dir., OIL, M. JocelynLopez Wright, Civ. Div., Imm. Lit., U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, Luis Garcia, U.S. INS, El Paso, TX, Caryl G. Thompson, U.S. INS, Attn: Joe A. Aguilar, New Orleans, LA, for Respondent.