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Name: DIAGOURAGA, YOUSSOUF A 072-020-744

Date of this notice: 6/20/2018

Enclosed is a copy of the Board's decision and order in the above-referenced case.


Donna Carr
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Cite as: Youssouf Diagouraga, A072 020 744 (BIA June 20, 2018)
u:s. Department of Justice Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals
Executive Office for Immigration Review

Falls Church, Virginia 22041

Files: A072 020 744 - New York, NY Date:
A070 868 268 JUN 2 0 20f8

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In re: YoussoufDIAGOURAGA



ON BEHALF OF RESPONDENTS: Douglas S. Weigle, Esquire


This matter was last before the Board on November 30, 2011, when we summarily dismissed
the respondents' appeal of the Immigration Judge's December 16, 2010, decision denying the
respondents' motion to reopen proceedings held in absentia. On March 16, 2018, the respondents
filed a motion to reopen with the Board. The Department ofHomeland Security has not submitted
a response to the motion.

The respondents request that we sua sponte reopen proceedings so that they may pursue
adjustment of status based on an approved visa petition filed by their United States citizen
daughter. Given the circumstances presented, including the fact that the respondents have a
number of United States citizen children, the youngest ofwhom is 2, and the evidence regarding
country conditions in the respondents' native Mali, as well as the lack ofopposition to the motion,
we find that reopening sua sponte is warranted. See 8 C.F.R. § 1003.2(a); see also Matter ofG-D-,
22 I&N Dec. 1132 (BIA 1999); Matter ofJ-J-, 21 l&N Dec. 976 (BIA 1997).

Accordingly, the following order is entered.

ORDER: The respondents' motion to reopen is granted and the record is remanded to the
Immigration Judge for further proceedings consistent with this decision.

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Cite as: Youssouf Diagouraga, A072 020 744 (BIA June 20, 2018)