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Joao Coutinho, A098 236 413 (BIA Feb. 11, 2014)

Joao Coutinho, A098 236 413 (BIA Feb. 11, 2014)

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In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the record for further consideration of the respondent’s application for adjustment of status, which was denied by the immigration judge as a matter of discretion. The Board noted that the immigration judge declined to favorably exercise discretion because the respondent and his wife’s account of an alleged physical altercation was in contradiction to the police report, but failed to make any findings of fact regarding whether the incident resulted in a criminal conviction or to consider the respondent's positive equities. The decision was written by Member Michael Creppy.

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In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the record for further consideration of the respondent’s application for adjustment of status, which was denied by the immigration judge as a matter of discretion. The Board noted that the immigration judge declined to favorably exercise discretion because the respondent and his wife’s account of an alleged physical altercation was in contradiction to the police report, but failed to make any findings of fact regarding whether the incident resulted in a criminal conviction or to consider the respondent's positive equities. The decision was written by Member Michael Creppy.

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Cite as: Joao Coutinho, A098 236 413 (BIA Feb. 11, 2014)
 
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Mae of -S-B-,
24 & Dec. 493 BA 008. Te mmiati Jdge deied te respdets appicati r adsmet f sts sley as a maer f discrei ased p dig at e respdet ad is Uied States cie i ad lied t te Ct regadig te ate ad circmstces f a aleged pysica altercatin ewee te tw i wic e pice ere caled ad te respdet was areted  at 3 Te Immigra Jdge d tat teir testimy was i cntradci t te plice rept wic stated a e respdets wi tld e fcers at te respdet ad sapped er ee r  times ad wic stated tat te cers ad bseved red s  te respndets wifes ce ad eck. Te mmigran Jdges decs ever lacks ay digs f c reaed  te respdets psitive eqities as wel as ay er adverse ctrs icldg eter te aleged pysical altercai resled i a crmal cvici Te decisi als acs ay aaysis r idicati tat e Immigrain Jdge carey csidered ad alacd al favrale ad advr ctr prnt in dtrming wr  rpndent warrat el a a mar  discreti
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3 & Dec. 46 465 BA 00 ecase te Bard as limited ctndig atr�y tere s a hegteed eed r mmigra Jdges t clde cle ad cmpete digs f c i their decisis.  lig f tis very imited recrd we are precuded m meglly viwig d nv e Immgan Judges dcrnary dnial
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3  ec.  35 BA 00.
Cite as: Joao Coutinho, A098 236 413 (BIA Feb. 11, 2014)
 
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A098 236 413 Accordngly, the ecod w be emaded o te Immigaion Judge  addtona ctndg and r a new deermato
to wheter e espondet waants adjustment of status as a matter of discetio based po a alacng of e esoden's equtes ad avese ctos. On remand te aes soud e given e oppo to submt additioal eevant evece ad to ake adtona agmens By emanng we make no deeaion regadng e utate outcoe of is case; rater at decsion ests  te st insace w te mmgaton udge.
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2 & Dec 43 422 (BA 1996) Te owg oder w be eeed ORDR Te ecord s readed  re roceedgs cosstent wth the egog opnon an  te entry of a ew decso 2
Cite as: Joao Coutinho, A098 236 413 (BIA Feb. 11, 2014)

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