Thursday, February 9th, 2017

CA11 on Jurisdiction: Bedoya-Melendez v. Atty. Gen.


"Because the battered-spouse determination under § 1229b(b)(2) is a discretionary decision, we lack jurisdiction to review the Board’s decision that Bedoya-Melendez is not a battered spouse. See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(B). For that reason, his petition is dismissed." - Bedoya-Melendez v. Atty. Gen., May 17, 2012.