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Immigration Law

CA7 on Motions to Reopen: Sanchez v. Sessions

Sanchez v. Sessions - "The Board’s language indicates that it applied the wrong standard in evaluating the prejudice component. As Sanchez rightly puts it, the standard as the Board articulated it is one of probability, when the correct standard as we have articulated is one of possibility. The difference between the two is material. ... For all of the foregoing reasons, the petition for review is GRANTED, and the case is REMANDED to the Board for further proceedings consistent with this opinion."

[Hats off to pro bono counsel Tiffany D. Lipscomb-Jackson!]