The Ninth Circuit has determined that an individual who entered in the United States on a parole document was not “admitted in any status,” as contemplated by the cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents statute. In so doing, the court noted that its prior case law finding that parole status connected with Family Unity Benefits constituted an admission had been repudiated by the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) and that that the court had previously deferred to the Board’s narrower definition of admission.

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