Immigration Law

Matter of Jaso, Matter of Ayala, 27 I&N Dec. 557 (BIA 2019)

Matter of Jaso, Matter of Ayala, 27 I&N Dec. 557 (BIA 2019)

An Immigration Judge has the authority to dismiss removal proceedings pursuant to
8 C.F.R. § 239.2(a)(7) (2018) upon a finding that it is an abuse of the asylum process to
file a meritless asylum application with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for
the sole purpose of seeking cancellation of removal in the Immigration Court.