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Azize v. Bureau of Citizenship & Imm. Servs., No. 05-4315

In a petition for review of a BIA order denying an application for cancellation of removal claiming that petitioner was improperly denied an opportunity to complete an application for naturalization, the case is remanded to the district court where the district court needed to determine the circumstances of petitioner's alleged failure to file tax returns, whether his first naturalization proceeding was terminated for failure to surrender his green card, and if a premature termination occurred, whether petitioner would have proceeded to the point in the citizenship process where he would have become eligible to take the oath of allegiance.

Read Azize v. Bureau of Citizenship & Imm. Servs., No. 05-4315

Appellate Information

Heard: August 26, 2009

Decided: February 1, 2010


Opinion by Judge Newman


For Petitioner:

Hagit M. Elul, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, NY

For Respondents:

F. James Loprest, Jr. and Sarah S. Normand, Special Asst. U.S. Attys., New York, NY