No. 14-185

135 S.Ct. 2150 (2015)

Noel Reyes MATA, Petitioner v. Loretta E. LYNCH, Attorney General

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 15, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark C. Fleming , Boston, MA, for the petitioner.

Anthony A. Yang for the United States for the respondent supporting reversal and remand.

William R. Peterson , appointed by this Court as amicus curiae, supporting the judgment below.

Mark C. Fleming , Sydenham B. Alexander, III , Nicole Fontaine Dooley, Jeffery A. Habenicht , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, MA, Jason D. Hirsch , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, NY, Claire M. Bergeron , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC, Raed Gonzalez , Counsel of Record, Naimeh Salem , Sheridan Green , Bruce Godzina , Gonzalez Olivieri LLC, Houston, TX, Brian K. Bates , Reina & Bates, Houston, TX, Alexandre I. Afanassiev , Quan Law Group, Houston, TX, for Petitioner.

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. , Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Joyce R. Branda , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Edwin S. Kneedler , Deputy Solicitor General, Anthony A. Yang , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Donald E. Keener , Patrick J. Glen , Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

An alien ordered to leave the country has a statutory right to file a motion to reopen his removal proceedings. See 8 U.S.C. § 1229a(c)(7)(A). If immigration officials deny that motion, a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to consider a petition...

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