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Benjamin Ayemoba Ayebae, A073 602 922 (BIA May 1, 2014)

Benjamin Ayemoba Ayebae, A073 602 922 (BIA May 1, 2014)

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In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the record for consideration of the respondent's request for administrative closure to pursue a provisional unlawful presence waiver (Form I-601A). The Board instructed the immigration judge to determine whether he would be subject to permanent unlawful presence bar under INA 212(a)(9)(C), for which no waiver is available. The decision was written by Member Linda Wendtland.

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In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the record for consideration of the respondent's request for administrative closure to pursue a provisional unlawful presence waiver (Form I-601A). The Board instructed the immigration judge to determine whether he would be subject to permanent unlawful presence bar under INA 212(a)(9)(C), for which no waiver is available. The decision was written by Member Linda Wendtland.

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103 N Adams St., 2Fl Rockvile, MD 20850 Name Ayebe Benjamn Ayemoba
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OHS/ICE ice of Chif of Counsel -BAL 3 Hopkins Plaza, oom 600 Baltimore, D 220 A 07602·922 Dat of this Notice: //204
Enclosed is a copy of the Board's deson ad order n te above-reerened case. Enclosure Pael Memers: Wedtlad Lda S Sincerely, Donna Carr Chef Clerk
For more unpublished BIA decisions, visit www.irac.net/unpublished
Cite as: Benjamin Ayemoba Ayebae, A073 602 922 (BIA May 1, 2014)
 
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Fie: 073 602 922 -Bimoe, MD
e: EJAMI A YEMOBA A YEBAE I OVL POCEEDIGS APPEL ON BHALF OF ESPONDENT onathn Y A, Esquire ON BHAL OF DHS: CHGE: Cie E ohnston Senio Aoey Date:
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 Noice: Sec 212(a)(6)(A)(i), &N Ac [8 USC § 1182(a)(6)(A)(i)] -Pesen wihout eing admite o paoe ICATIO: Teinaion; sative cosue The responen appeals the Jne 28, 2012, enal o his moion to ermnae  is motions seekig adminisave cosue Te Imiaion Juge concue that the responden d no esabsh  he was awy amte to he Unied Sate or ta aminisive cosre was wred to awa naztio o eguaons that wou poteniay enae e responden to seek awl stts whie aboa Te ppea w e dismsse in par,  the reco wi e remanded The respondent has admited tht he is no  ciizen or aional o the Unied Saes an he is a native d citizen o igeria (IJ a 1, 4; Exhs 2) e brden h sied o te responden o estabsh by ce an convncing evence tht he is "awy i e Unie States  prsut o por amission, or that he is "cery d eyond a ou ented o be ated to the nite Staes an is not inamsse as charged Secion 240( c (2)(A) o the Immiation and Naonaiy ct, 8 USC § 1229a(c)(2)(A); 8 CF § 2408(c) The esponden estie that he enee the Unied States sometme ere 995, otained  rivers icense  socia ecuriy card,  ee o Ngeia in 2003 (J a -3; Tr at 4-, 41 ) e esponnt ce to v to th it ttes n  r g at eginng on anuary 8, 208, he wou not be owe o cross the order w only a rives icense (J at 2; Tr a 3-32) He veed on Bits Arways om Lagos to Beize, an hen o ua by us (J at 2-3; T  32, 3) e respoen purchase  Mexcoach bus ic�et to ener he Unie tes (IJ at 2; T a 32-33)Accoding to e esponden wen the us eache e orde, he esponden stoo in a ie  aw peanen esies, a the ocer aowe m o ete a inspecing his rives cense and soc secui c (IJ t
;
Tr a 3334) The espodent ost the rives icense n soca secty card, as e as the  passpo he used to enr Beize (I a 3; Tr a 34-38)e aso has no paperork eae o his
Cite as: Benjamin Ayemoba Ayebae, A073 602 922 (BIA May 1, 2014)
 
A073 602 922  ght to elze or hs subsequent us trps (. at 3 Tr. at 3-38).
addton e responden
no records corroborang hs p to Washngton D on Aak er he entered e nted States (.. at 3; Tr. at 40). On appeal e respondent asse at e aton udge ade an adverse credlty ndng. Wle e aton Judge descrbed he respondent's tesony as "self-servng she dd not nd hat he lacked credblty (.. at 4). Raher she concluded that he dd not subt sucent evdence to deonsate by clear and convncng evdence tat he s ally present n the nted States pursut to a pror adsson (.. at 4).
See
secton 240(c)(2)(A) of the Act; 8 .F.R. § 1240.8(c). Sce he queston wheher the respondent was prevouly allowed by  ocer to enter the Unted States (ereby eng admted) s ctual n nature we revew he Iaton Judge's ndng r clear eor.
See
8 .F.R. § 1003. (d)(3)(). We af he holdng that the respondent's teston and suppong adavts/leters of ends d fly e nsufcent to c y hs burden of proof (.J. at 4; E 2 Tabs D-F; E 3Tabs G-). long ese lnes we obsee hat the supporng stateents only ndcate at the wesses were told of e respondent's ntenton to
y
to obtan adsson b usng hs drver's lcense and soc secty cd. Ths does not n d o tself show that he wesses had knowledge that the respondent
 succeeded
 dong so. Moreover whle he respondent tesed at he lost al relevt documenty evdence he has not expaned hs bly to obtn replaceent docentaton o e travel provders he used (.J. at 4; Tr. at 38-39).
 ese crcusces we hold that he graton Judge dd not clely err n ndng that the respondent has not shown by clear and convncng evdence hat he s "lawlly n e nted States pursut to a pror adsson or tt he s "clearl d beyond a dout enttled to be aded to the ted Sates and s not nadssble as charged .J. at 4). Secton 240(c)(2)(A) of e Act; 8 .F.R. § 1240.8(c);
 se also Uned Saes
.
none
742 F.3d 151 159 (4 r. 2014) (satg that "clear d convncng evdence s hat whch suppos "a  belef or convcton wthout hestanc as to the truth of the allegaton sought to be establshed) (nteal uotaon otted).  Next the respondent assers that the graton Judge shod have granted adnsave closure because he s e benecary of an approved vsa petton ed on hs behf by s nted Sates ctzen wfe (Fo 13) (E 6). Durng the al heng the respondent's cosel stated hat  regulatons provdng r a waver of s unawl presence were nalzed the respondent would ove to recalendar d seek tenaton of tese reoval proceedngs (.. at 4; Tr. at 84-85). The respondent would en re on s own to Ngera d prsue consular processng unndered by an reoval order or other pedent to seekng la staus whle abroad (.J. at 4-5; Tr. at 8485 88-89). ousel reterates s cl on appeal. On he oer hd the Depment of oeld Secty ("DS) ndcated that t opposed adnsatve closure d tenaton (.J. at 5; Tr. at 58 68 8587; DS's 5/3/12 lng). The new rule cted by the respondent on appeal was nalzed  any o203.
See
8 Fed. Reg. 536 (. 3 2013). t expressly contepates a possle grt of adstratve closure whle  appcant seeks  "unlawl presence provsonal waver tough Fo 60A owed by a reuest r tenaton or dsssa o proceedgs whout prejudce r alens whose waver requests are ultately approved so that the alen (f such tenaton s grted) will not e under a reoval order when he deps r hs mgrt vsa nteew abroad. 2
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