Immigration Removal Proceedings.


Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: William Yovanni Molina-Avila v. Jefferson B. Sessions III

Case No.: 17-1723; 18-1911

Officials: EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and BRENNAN, Circuit Judges.

Focus: Immigration Removal Proceedings

In February 2016, the Department of Homeland Security commenced removal proceedings against William Yovanni Molina-Avila. He requested deferral of removal because he feared torture by Guatemalan gangs. The immigration judge denied the request for deferral, and the Board of Immigration Appeals denied the appeal. Months later, Molina-Avila filed a motion to reopen the proceedings. The Board also denied that request. Molina-Avila has now petitioned for judicial review. Because the immigration judge's decision was supported by substantial evidence, we deny the petition for review of the denial of Molina-Avila's petition for deferral of removal. And because the Board committed no legal error in its...

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