Abuse of Discretion Immigration.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Yaya Toure v. William P. Barr

Case No.: 18-3634

Officials: WOOD, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

Focus: Abuse of Discretion Immigration

The issue in this petition for judicial review is whether the immigration judge abused her discretion by denying a motion to continue a removal hearing. Petitioner Yaya Toure concedes he is removable. He sought to delay his hearing so that he could belatedly seek lawful permanent residence based on his brief marriage to a United States citizen, a marriage that immigration authorities had investigated and found to have been a sham. Denial of his request for a continuance was not an abuse of...

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