Thursday, February 9th, 2017

BIA on Imputed Residence: Matter of Montoya-Silva, Int. Dec. No. 3781, 26 I&N Dec. 123 (BIA 2013)

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Matter of Montoya-Silva, Int. Dec. No. 3781, 26 I&N Dec. 123 (BIA 2013) - A parent’s lawful permanent resident status and residence in the United States cannot be imputed to an unemancipated minor for purposes of establishing the child’s eligibility for cancellation of removal under section 240A(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(a) (2006). Matter of Escobar, 24 I&N Dec. 231 (BIA 2007); and Matter of Ramirez-Vargas, 24 I&N Dec. 599 (BIA 2008), reaffirmed.