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Unpub. BIA Agg. Fel. Remand: Matter of Lucio Chavez

"[T]he respondent expressed an intention to apply for a waiver under former section 212(c) of.the Act, 8 U.S.C. § I I 82(c) (1988), but in a very brief decision the Immigration Judge found him ineligible for such relief on the ground that his 2011 conviction for assault on a public servant...

BIA Reopened and Terminated Proceedings After IJ Abuse of Discretion (Unpub.)

Raed Gonzalez writes: "The IJ denied a sua sponte motion to reopen a case for an individual ordered removed on 2000 prior to Chapa Garza, whose motion to reopen was filed on 2013 after the 2012 5th Circuit decisions of Lari and Carias. The IJ denied creating a new rule finding that since the 5th...

Unpub. BIA Exceptional Circumstances Sua Sponte Reopening Victory

Raed Gonzalez writes: "This client was ordered removed in absentia in 2001. In 2014, a lawyer filed a motion to reopen asserting lack of notice. The lawyer filed a patently deficient one-paragraph motion to reopen. When this motion was denied, we filed an appeal of the denial of the motion to reopen...