No. 96-56673.

140 F.3d 843 (1998)

George F. ABBOUD, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided April 7, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dan E. Korenberg, Korenberg, Abramowitz & Feldun, Encino, CA, for plaintiff-appellant.

Katherine M. Hikida, Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, Los Angeles, CA, for defendant-appellee.

Before: FLETCHER, MAGILL, and T.G. NELSON, Circuit Judges.

MAGILL, Senior Circuit Judge:

George F. Abboud brought this suit in the district court for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) after the INS denied Abboud an immigrant visa. The district court dismissed Abboud's case, and Abboud now appeals. We affirm.


Abboud, a citizen of Lebanon, entered the United States on December 23, 1986, on a visitor's visa. After his arrival in the United States,...

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