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Cheddi Desmond Jr Dillon, A040 097 680 (BIA Oct. 24, 2011)

Cheddi Desmond Jr Dillon, A040 097 680 (BIA Oct. 24, 2011)

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In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denied the respondent's claim to derivative citizenship under former section 321(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, after finding the respondent failed to establish that his parents were legally married prior to their separation. The decision was written by Member Hugh Mullane.
In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denied the respondent's claim to derivative citizenship under former section 321(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, after finding the respondent failed to establish that his parents were legally married prior to their separation. The decision was written by Member Hugh Mullane.

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040-097-68020 BRDSTON STREET BOSTON MA 02118Name: DILON,  CDDI DESMONDJR
 Department of Justie
Executive Oce r Immigraon Revew
Board ofImmigration Appealsce ofthe lerk
507 Lesbu Pik, Sit 000Fals Church, Vrgina 04
HS/ICE Oce of Chief Counsel
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Box 8728Boston,MA 02114  A04007680Date of ths notce: 10/24/2011
Encosed s a copy of the Board's decisio ad order  he above-rereced case.Enclosre Panel Members:Mullane Hugh
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Sincerely,Dona CarrChief Clerk
Cite as: Cheddi Desmond Jr Dillon, A040 097 680 (BIA Oct. 24, 2011)
 
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Decson of he Boad of aon Appeal
File:A040 097 680 -Boston
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Date
OCT. 4 20U
In re CHEDDI ESMOND JR DLLONN EMOVAL PROCEEDNGSAPPEAON BEHAF OF ESPONDENTPro seON BEHALF OF DHSGwendyla E. TregeaSenior AoeyAPPLCATION Teination; chage of venueTherespondent, a native and citizen of Jamaica and a lawl peanent resident of the UnitedStates, has appealed om the decision of the mmigration Judge dated May 27 2011, nding himremovable pusuant to the chges isted in the Notice to Apear ("NTA).
1
The respondent doesnot dispute the aegations in the NTA conceing his crimina convictions or his removability onthatbasis rather e apeas the denia of his motion to teinate proceedings based on his caimthat he is a United States citien. He also apeas the Immigration Judge's denia of his motion tochange venue. The apeal will
b
dismissedWe review the ndings of ct incuding the deteination of credibiity made by theImmiration Judge, under a "cearly eoneous sandard 8 CFR. § 1003.(d)(3)(i) (201).We review all other issues, including whether he parties have met the reevant buden of poof adissues of discretion under a 
de novo
stadard. 8 CF § 1003 .( d)(3)(ii);
Matter ofA-S-B-,
24 &NDec. 493 (BIA 2008)A person who caims deivative United States citizenship has te buden to establis it
 Seeaer ofLea,
6 &N Dec. 8 119 (BA 977)
 see also Walker . Holder,
589 F 3d 2, 21 (stCir 2009) (alien has the burden to estabish is claim to derivative S citienship by a preonderace of credibe evidence)The respondent claims deivative citizenshi tough histher who naturaied in 1993 (.J at 2) The arties do not dispute that the respondents clai isgoveed by ersection 321(a) of the migration ad Nationality Act ("Act) 8 US.C. § 432
1
The mmigration Judge issue two decisions conceing this case on the same date one denyingboth of he respondents motions and one exaining in rther detail his deia of te motion toteinatebaed on he respondents claim to citizenship We rer to the atter decision unessotherwise indicated.
Cite as: Cheddi Desmond Jr Dillon, A040 097 680 (BIA Oct. 24, 2011)
 
040 097 680( a ) The esode was bo bee Febuay 27 20 he eecive dae o he law haeaced seco 2l(a), ad he ew aw is o eoaciveThe esode agues ha hs cicusaces  aagah () o secio 2(a) whch ovdes deived czeshi whe hee has ee, "he aualzao of he ae havig lega cuodyo he chld whe hee has ee a legal seaaio o he aes o he atuaizao o he ohe if he chld was bo ou of wedlock ad he aeity of he chld has o ee esaished byegiaio He coeds ha his aes had a coo law iage ad wee subsequeyegay seaaed (esodes B a 2)Theesode oes o evidece o ove he eisece of such a aiage Eve asug a coo aw aage howeve, he esodes aes could o be legaly seaaed ude aagah () o secio 2(a) o he Ac because hey wee o legaly aied
 See Maer of
H-
&N Dec 742 744 (A 949) ("sice he subjecs aes wee o lawy oed i wedock, hey coud o have bee legally seaaed)
 see also Johso
v.
ehead,
647 Fd 20 (4hCi 20) (dig ha "evey cicui ha has cosideed he issue has ud a aiage equieei he e "legal seaaio)
Brisse
v
Ashcro,
6 Fd 0 (2d Ci 2004) (ecoizig egayseaaed  uoses o deivaive ciizeshi ude secio 2(a)() eques aial elaoshii he s isace)
Barhelemy
v
Ashcro
29 Fd 062 (9h Ci 200) (ecause he alesae eve aed and hus coud o legally seaae he alie did o deve ciizeshi ude secio 2(a)()) Theee, we agee wih he Iigaio udge ha he esode dd o eehs bude o oo o esabish his cizeshiWe aso agee wih he Iigaio udge ha he esode did o deosae good cause a change oveue 8 CFR § 0020 Accodigly he owg ode shall be eeedOE The esodes aeal s dsissed
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 See
seco 0(a), ile , Chld Cizeshi Ac of 2000 Pub L No 0695, 4 Sa. 62
Cite as: Cheddi Desmond Jr Dillon, A040 097 680 (BIA Oct. 24, 2011)

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