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BIA Amicus Brief Invitation: Arriving Aliens (Due Jan. 4, 2020)
Posted on 4 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BIA, Dec. 4, 2020 "Amicus Invitation No. 20-04-12 AMICUS INVITATION (Arriving Alien), Due Date: January 4, 2021 December 4, 2020 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing... Read More

Barr Extends A-M-R-C- Amicus Brief Deadline
Posted on 9 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Office of the Attorney General, July 8, 2020 "Matter of A-M-R-C-, Respondent Decided by Attorney General July 8, 2020 U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL On June 17, 2020, pursuant to... Read More

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EOIR Posts Case Underlying Matter of A-M-R-C-
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On its "Frequently Requested Agency Records" page, https://www.justice.gov/eoir/frequently-requested-agency-records , EOIR posted two files: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/1287366/download and https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page... Read More

BIA Amicus Brief Invitation: Alien Notice (Due Mar. 23, 2020)
Posted on 21 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BIA, Feb. 21, 2020 "Amicus Invitation No. 20-21-02 AMICUS INVITATION (Alien Notice), Due Date: March 23, 2020 February 21, 2020 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing... Read More

Barr Certifies 'Judicial Alteration' Cases to Himself
Posted on 29 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Thomas & Thompson, 27 I&N Dec. 556 (A.G. 2019) Pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(h)(1)(i), I direct the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) to refer these cases to me for review of its decisions. The Board’s decisions... Read More

BIA Amicus Briefing Deadlines Extended for Matter of Castillo-Perez, Matter of L-E-A-
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Jan. 29, 2019, Matter of Castillo-Perez - "Interested amici may submit briefs not exceeding 9,000 words on or before February 25, 2019. The parties may submit reply briefs not exceeding 6,000 words on or before February 25, 2019." DOJ... Read More

BIA Amicus Brief Invitation re Validity of Conviction for Immigration Purposes (due July 27, 2018)
Posted on 28 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BIA, June 27, 2018 - "Amicus Invitation No. 18-06-27 (Amended) AMICUS INVITATION (VALIDITY OF A CONVICTION FOR IMMIGRATION PURPOSES), DUE JULY 27, 2018 JUNE 27, 2018 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public... Read More

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Amicus Brief Filed in 10th Cir. Petition for Remotely-Detained Asylum Seeker
Posted on 23 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 22, 2018 - "An amicus brief was filed yesterday by attorneys at the law firm of Sidley Austin on behalf of an asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of Congo in the case of Matumona v. Sessions . Fleeing for his life and... Read More

DACA is Legal; Here's Why
Posted on 21 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration law scholars filed this powerful amicus brief in a pending 9th Circuit appeal, Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. DHS. Read More

Matter of A-B- Amicus Brief Exposes Sessions' Lawlessness
Posted on 8 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, May 6, 2018 - "Briefs of the parties and amici have now been filed with the Attorney General in Matter of A-B- . Once again, a group of former immigration judges and BIA members, which this time numbered 16 (including myself) filed... Read More

FOIA Reveals "Wave Through" BIA Oral Argument Transcript, Amicus Briefs
Posted on 13 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hats off to Matthew Hoppock excellent FOIA work on Amicus Invitation No. 16-09-19 Transcript of 3-22-17 oral argument: http://docufreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Castillo-Angulo-Transcript.pdf Amicus briefs: http://docufreedom.com/wp-content... Read More

HIRC Files Amicus Brief Challenging Sessions' Push to Restrict Gender Asylum
Posted on 28 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Apr. 27, 2018 - "Today the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) joins the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Human Rights First (HRF) and Kids in Need of Defense ... Read More

14 Former IJs and BIA Members File Amicus Brief with AG - Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 5 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 4, 2018 - "On February 16, the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP filed an amicus curiae (i.e. “friend of the court”) brief on behalf of 14 former immigration judges and BIA board members with Attorney... Read More

BIA Amicus Invitation - Removability and Aggravated Felony Definitions (Due Mar. 16, 2018)
Posted on 19 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amicus Invitation No. 18-02-14 AMICUS INVITATION (REMOVABILITY & AGGRAVATED FELONY DEFINITIONS), DUE March 16, 2018 FEBRUARY 14, 2018 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs... Read More

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Groups File Amicus Brief in Matter of Castro-Tum
Posted on 26 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, the Tahirih Justice Center, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Asista Immigration Assistance and the Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence filed this amicus brief in response to Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 187 (A.G.... Read More