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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

July 09, 2010 Daily Opinion Summaries Newsletter

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Administrative Law, Immigration Law
• Padilla-Romero v. Holder

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Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Padilla-Romero v. Holder
In a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision affirming the Immigration Judge's (IJ) decision holding petitioner statutorily ineligible for cancellation of removal, the petition is denied where the inclusion in8 U.S.C. section 1229b(b)(1)(A) of an express requirement that an alien's period of continuous physical presence be "immediately preceding" the application for cancellation of removal did not undermine the court of appeals' interpretation of section 1229b(a)(1), because that section, when read as a whole and in the context of the definition of "lawfully admitted for permanent residence," was sufficiently clear that such additional text would be superfluous. Read more...

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