Ortega-Morjaro ("Ortega") seeks review of an order of the Board of Immigration
Both petitions raise the same issue: Is an alien who "entered the United States without inspection" (Immigration and Nationality Act § 241(a) (2), 8 U. S.C. § 1251(a) (2),
Relief under section 241(f) has been extended only to those aliens, otherwise qualified, who have committed fraud in obtaining entry papers (e. g., Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Errico (1966) 385 U.S. 214, 87 S.Ct. 473, 17 L.Ed.2d 318; Muslemi v. Immigration and Naturalization Service (9th Cir. 1969) 408 F.2d 1196; Godoy v. Rosenberg (9th Cir. 1969) 415 F.2d 1266) or who made misrepresentations when interrogated at a port of entry (Lee Fook Chuey v. Immigration and Naturalization Service (9th Cir. 1971) 439 F.2d 244) and whose fraud or misrepresentations directly resulted in the deportation charge against them (Errico, Muslemi, Godoy, and Lee Fook Chuey, supra).
Section 241(f) cannot be expanded to include petitioners. Fraud and misrepresentation cannot be equated to surreptitious entry without bending the language of sections 241(a) (2) and 241(f) into shapelessness and without ignoring the history of section 241(f) recited in Errico. If petitioners' reading of section 241(f) were adopted, no alien who illegally entered this country and who was not otherwise inadmissible could be deported by reason of his illegal entry after he acquired the requisite family ties. Congress had no such alien bonanza in mind.
Petitioners entered without inspection, the violation of section 241(a) (2) with which they were charged in the deportation order. They were not charged with fraud, and they did not commit any fraud or make any misrepresentations to gain entry. Their position is directly analogous to the stowaway to whom section 241(f) was held inapplicable in Gambino v. Immigration and Naturalization Service (2d Cir. 1970) 419 F.2d 1355, cert. denied, 399 U.S. 905, 90 S.Ct. 2195, 26 L.Ed.2d 559.