Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 494 (A.G. 2018)
BEFORE THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL
Pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(h)(1)(i), I direct the Board of ImmigrationAppeals (“Board”) to refer this case to me for review of its decision. TheBoard’s decision in this matter is automatically stayed pending my review.See Matter of Haddam, A.G. Order No. 2380-2001 (Jan. 19, 2001). To assistme in my review, I invite the parties to these proceedings and interested amicito submit briefs on points relevant to the disposition of this case, including:
Whether, and under what circumstances, an alien may establish persecution on account of membership in a “particular social group” under 8 U.S.C.§ 1101(a)(42)(A) based on the alien’s membership in a family unit.
The parties’ briefs shall not exceed 15,000 words and shall be filed on orbefore January 4, 2019. Interested amici may submit briefs not exceeding9,000 words on or before January 18, 2019. The parties may submit replybriefs not exceeding 6,000 words on or before January 18, 2019. All filingsshall be accompanied by proof of service and shall be submittedelectronically to AGCertification@usdoj.gov, and in triplicate to:
United States Department of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General, Room 5114950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530
All briefs must be both submitted electronically and postmarked on or beforethe pertinent deadlines. Requests for extensions are disfavored.