Petition for review of BIA's decision to uphold the IJ's finding that a Syrian petitioner's former marriage to a US citizen was a sham is denied as the marriage was entered into in an attempt to allow him to remain in the United States and thus uphold the IJ's ruling that petitioner is removable under section 237(a)(1) as supported by substantial evidence. Petitioner's remaining claims are rejected.
Argued:June 16, 2009
Decided and Filed: September 15, 2009
Opinion by Judge Friedman
For Appellant: Russell R. Abrutyn, Marshale E. Hyman & Associates PC.
For Appellee: Jesse Lloyd Busen, United States Department of Justice.