Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Waiver of Inadmissibility Request Denied
In Ahmed v. Holder, No. 09-4247, a petition for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying petitioner's request for a waiver of inadmissibility under section 237(a)(1)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the court denied the petition where the court lacked jurisdiction to review the BIA's discretionary denial of a waiver of inadmissibity under § 237(a)(1)(H).
As the court wrote: "Gamal Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed ("petitioner" or "Ahmed") petitions for review of a September 29, 2009 order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") denying his request for a waiver of inadmissibility under § 237(a)(1)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA"). 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(1)(H). Ahmed argues that the BIA's decision to deny him a waiver of inadmissibility was unsupported by substantial evidence; that the BIA abused its discretion in denying his equitable estoppel claim; and that the BIA abused its discretion in holding that the Immigration Judge ("IJ") did not err when he declined to conduct a third evidentiary hearing."