Singh v. Holder

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 13-2552
Decision Date: 
April 16, 2014
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals
Petition denied
Bd. did not err in finding that alien (native of India) was removable, where record showed that alien had entered into U.S. illegally at some point between 1994 and 1997. While alien alleged that he was denied due process because, as 15-year-old at time he received Notice to Appear, said Notice was inadequate because it was not written in his native language, applicable INS regulations did not require service of Notice in alien’s native language for any minor over age 14. Moreover, alien could not establish that he was 15 at time he allegedly received Notice, where alien had other documents (and other identities) indicating that he was actually 19 years old at time he received Notice. Also, Bd. could properly reject alien’s claim that he established his lawful inspection and admission into U.S., where alien could not specifically remember passing through customs after having entered into U.S. via commercial airline.