United States Seventh Circuit

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Patel v. Gonzales, 04-3401, 04-4159, 05-1687

Petitions for review of BIA denials of family's immigration claims are denied where the BIA did not abuse its discretion in refusing to find equitable reasons to relieve the family from the time limits for filings, despite the family's arguments of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/19/2005
  • Submitted 02/01/2006
  • Decided 03/30/2006
  • Published 03/30/2006


  • WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before MANION, ROVNER, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Mary L. Sfasciotti (argued), Chicago, IL, for Petitioners.

  • For Appellees:
  • George P. Katsivalis, Karen Lundgren, Department of Homeland Security Office of the District Counsel, Chicago, IL, Bryan S. Beier, Barry Pettinato (argued), Jennifer A. Levings, Department of Justice Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, John K. Mehochko, Office of U.S. Atty., Rock Island, IL, for Respondent.