Boadi v. Holder

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-2742
Decision Date: 
February 7, 2013
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals
Petition denied
Record contained sufficient evidence to support termination of alien’s lawful permanent resident status and his ultimate removal based on finding that: (1) alien’s marriage to U.S. citizen was sham under circumstances where alien was not living with spouse, and where spouse could not name alien’s biological children or name street where alien lived; and (2) alien was not entitled to good-faith marriage waiver to removal after alien and his U.S. spouse had divorced. Moreover, Ct. rejected alien’s claim that IJ’s brief, 20-day continuance of removability hearing to allow him to obtain counsel deprived him of fair opportunity to present favorable evidence on issue as to whether marriage was sham, and alien’s challenge to IJ’s adverse credibility finding was factual matter that could not be challenged on appeal.