Asectic v. Sessions

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
No. 17-1202
Decision Date: 
October 17, 2017
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals
Holding: 
Petition denied and dismissed in part

Record contained sufficient evidence to support Bd.’s removal order under 8 USC section 1227(a)(1)(A), where record showed that alien had failed to disclose in his successful refugee application fact that he had served in Bosnian Serbian army during Bosnian conflict. Alien had admitted that he willfully misrepresented his military service, and such misrepresentation was material where truthful statement would have led to further investigation by immigration official. Fact that individual hired by State Department to assist alien in his refugee application advised alien not to report said military service on refugee application did not require different result. Also, Ct. of Appeals lacked jurisdiction to review Bd.’s denial of alien’s discretionary request to waive his removability under 8 USC section 1227(a)(1)(H).