Maldonado v. Holder, No. 10-3259 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Petitioners sought review of the BIA's dismissal of their appeals from decisions of the IJ and denial of their motions to remand and reopen. Petitioners were among persons gathered in a park to seek work as day laborers. The police department and ICE were jointly conducting a sting operation. Petitioners entered an unmarked vehicle driven by an undercover officer and were transported to a parking lot and arrested. During processing, petitioners made incriminating statements about their alienage. The IJ denied petitioners' motions to hold suppression hearings, suppress evidence, and terminate removal proceedings. The court concluded that petitioners failed to state egregious Fourth Amendment violations; the ordinary exclusionary rule does not apply in a civil deportation hearing; the BIA properly concluded that petitioners failed to assert egregious pre-hearing regulatory violations by ICE agents; and the BIA did not err in denying petitioners' motions to remand and to reopen. Accordingly, the court denied the petitions for review.