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09-3713 Liang v. Holder

Asylum; motions to reopen

Having a child is not grounds for an asylum claimant from China to reopen removal proceedings.

“[T]he facts that Liang had gotten married, given birth to one child, and was pregnant with another since her previous hearing do not constitute grounds to reopen the proceedings. These events represent changes in her personal conditions. See Zhao v. Gonzales, 440 F.3d 405, 407 (7th Cir. 2005) (‘[T]he birth of Zhao’s children is merely a change in “personal circumstances” in this country.’). In order to reopen her removal proceedings, Liang was required to show that a material change had occurred in the conditions within China.”

Petition Denied.

09-3713 Liang v. Holder

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, Griesbach, J.

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