9th Circ. Says BIA Correctly Denied Fathers’ Applications

Law360, Los Angeles (October 20, 2016, 9:05 PM EDT) — The Board of Immigration Appeals correctly denied applications from two people arguing they needed to stay in the United States to care for their children after their sons turned 21 during the application process, the Ninth Circuit said Thursday.

Alberto Mendez-Garcia and Mario Rivera-Baltazar, Mexican citizens who had illegally entered the United States, had both applied to cancel removal proceedings, saying that their removal would result in hardships to their sons, who were U.S. citizens and under 21 at the time.

But the sons turned 21…

Source: Law360