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E�,ecutive Oce r Imgaion Review Deciso of e Bod of ao Appeals Fas Cch Virgn 20530
File: A088 444 744-New Yok,
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MOVAL PROCEEDGS PEAL Date: ON BEHL O SPOEN Bba Doique, Esquie PLICAION Reopening
Te esponden, a natve d ctizen of Jaca, was oeed eoved o e Uted States absenta o Mch 20, 2013, ae ot appeng at a eag e led a oto to eopen o June , 20, wh te igaton Jdge dened on July 9, 203 e epoden's appeal o a decsio wl e sstained Te Bod defes to te ctual nding of n Iaton Judge, unless ey e clely eoneou, ut it e ndepende judent d sceton, suect to appcale goveng ans, egdig e questos of law d he applicato of a pticul sdd of aw to ose cts 8 CR § 00(d)(3) Exceptonal ccstnces pevented te epondents appece at s eng.
ecton 40(b)(5(C of e ation n Natonality Act (Act), 8 USC § 229a()(5(C ovdng tat a oton to eopen aed on "exceptonal ccstes, s eed n secto 240(e( of te At, 8 USC 9a(e)(), us e led wn 80 days of te eoval ode) he Noce of eang ws aied oly to te espondents e counse
additon, e espodents e counsel suied a stateent ndcatng that e did not eceive e notce d eee d not n e epondet of s eaing date Moeove, e espondent ndcates n s afdav at he ntended to appea at hs eag to adust his staus to a aw peent esidet d t his wok e, was not ined y s e atoey o s eng dae, went o te gato Co on June 3, 0, to seule s cae a eg, d iediaely ed a new attoey to ect s aton stas once e eed o e maton Cot at e ad been odeed eoved n asetia. uteoe, te espodent en, wt due dlgene, led s oon to eope o June 7, 2013, toug ew cousel.
lit of the egong, we w eopen tese poceedng ased o "exceptional ciusces, we eed not adde wete lak of notce aso wrts e eopeing of ese oceedigs ccongy e lowng oe w e enee OER Te appea is sustaned, d tese
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Cite as: Jermaine St. Aubin Foster, A088 444 744 (BIA Apr. 3, 2014)