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Mr. Torres-Tristan is a Mexican man who reentered the United States unlawfully after a past removal.  He sought to gain legal status, and avoid a reinstatement of removal by applying for a U Visa, which may be granted to victims of some types of criminal activity in the United States.  After USCIS denied the U Visa, NIJC filed a Petition for Review with the Seventh Circuit.   

This Seventh Circuit appeal addresses two main issues.  The first is whether, in the context of an appeal from an order reinstating a prior removal order, we can obtain review over the U Visa determination by USCIS.  The second is whether we can show a legal error in the adjudication of the U Visa and the related waivers. 

Oral arguments were held on June 9, 2011.  On September 1, 2011, the Seventh Circuit denied Mr. Torres-Tristan's Petition for Review.  Mr. Torres-Tristan filed a Petition for Rehearing on November 7, 2011.  The court denied his petition on November 8, 2011.