Another victory for the University of Houston Law School Immigration Law Clinic: "As noted by the Immigration Judge, there are significant positive equities in this case including, inter alia, long-term residence in the United States beginning when the respondent was just 5 years old and most of it as a lawful permanent resident and very strong ties to family members in the United States. ... We find this to be a very close case but upon de novo review we will not disturb the Immigration Judge's decision to exercise discretion in favor of the respondent ... . Accordingly, the DHS's appeal will be dismissed."
Matter of X-, Mar. 18, 2011.