No. 15-2619.

846 F.3d 258 (2017)

Rigoberto VELASQUEZ-BANEGAS, Petitioner, v. Loretta E. LYNCH, Attorney General of the United States, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 19, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ilan Wurman , Attorney, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, DC, Keren Zwick , Attorney, National Immigrant Justice Center, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

Linda Y. Cheng , Attorney, OIL, Attorney, Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

David Eli Farber , Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Incorporated.

Before Posner, Ripple, and Rovner, Circuit Judges.

The petitioner, a citizen of Honduras, entered the United States in 2005 — without being authorized to do so — when he was 38 years old. He is now 49, still living in this country, still not authorized to live here. In 2014 the Department of Homeland Security began proceedings in the Immigration Court to have...

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