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Irigoyen-Briones v. Holder, No. 07-71806

In a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's motion to reconsider its rejection of petitioner's appeal as being untimely filed, the petition is denied where 8 C.F.R. section 1003.38(b) is ambiguous regarding the BIA's jurisdiction to consider late filings, and the BIA's interpretation barring petitioner's filing was not plainly erroneous or inconsistent with the language of the regulation.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted March 10, 2009

Filed September 29, 2009


Opinion by Judge Smith

Dissent by Judge Kleinfeld


For Petitioner:

Charles E. Nichol, Law Offices of Charles E. Nichol, San Francisco, CA

For Respondent:

Charles Canter and Ronald E. LeFevre, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC