United States Seventh Circuit

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Gao v. Gonzales, 05-3215

In immigration cases, the BIA does not need judicial permission to reopen a case sua sponte after the filing of a petition for review. Government's motion to dismiss is granted.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 08/26/2006
  • Decided 09/25/2006
  • Published 09/25/2006


  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Yongbing Zhang, Wang, Leonard & Condon, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Karen Lundgren, Department of Homeland Security, Virginia M. Lum, Chicago, IL, Department of Justice Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.