935 F.2d 273
NOTICE: Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3 provides that dispositions other than opinions or orders designated for publication are not precedential and should not be cited except when relevant under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel.
Panfilo ANGULO-ZAVALA, Petitioner,
UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE, Respondent.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Submitted May 6, 1991.*
Decided June 7, 1991.
Before TANG, REINHARDT and WIGGINS, Circuit Judges.
Where the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") denies an alien discretionary relief from deportation, we review the denial for abuse of discretion. Vargas v. INS, 831 F.2d 906, 908 (9th Cir.1987). Further, we have stated that we will set aside a BIA decision to deny discretionary relief pursuant to 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1182(c) "only if the board fails to support its conclusions with a reasoned explanation based upon legitimate concerns." Id.
We conclude that in upholding the Immigration Judge's denial of section 212(c) discretionary relief, the BIA considered the appropriate factors weighing for and against a grant of discretionary relief and supported its conclusions with reasoned explanations based on legitimate concerns. Thus, we find that the BIA did not abuse its discretion and its denial of Angulo-Zavala's administrative appeal is