This week, the Board of Immigration Appeals again determined that a grant of family unity benefits does not qualify as admission in any status for the purpose of cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents.  Coincidentally, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision on the same day reaching the same holding.  Both decision rely on the rationale of the Board of Immigration Appeals earlier decision in Matter of Reza-Murillo

My blog post on the related Ninth Circuit case can be found here:

The full text of Matter of Fajardo Espinoza can be found here: