USCIS, undated, but posted Sept. 2019
"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers for determining whether an applicant is eligible for asylum or refugee status or withholding of removal...
Zuniga Romero v. Barr
"After an immigration judge (“IJ”) denied Jesus Zuniga Romero’s request for administrative closure of his case—which would have removed it from the IJ’s active docket pending the completion of...
EOIR will publish an Interim Rule on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. An advance copy is posted here .
The National Association of Immigration Judges posted its reaction here .
Former BIA Chairman and Immigration Judge Paul W. Schmidt posted his reaction here...
EOIR, Aug. 23, 2019
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced the investiture of six new Board members. Board of Immigration Appeals Chairman David L. Neal presided over the investiture during a ceremony held Aug. 23, 2019, at...
NAIJ, Aug. 12, 2019
"Trump Administration Seeks to Silence Federal Immigration Judges’ Union
DOJ Files Legal Documents to End the Labor Rights of Judges
Retribution for Speaking Out and Exposing Problems in the Courts
Judges Make Bipartisan...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Aug. 11, 2019
"In June 2018, the Attorney General issued his precedent decision in Matter of A-B- . The AG intended his decision to lead to the denial of asylum claims based on domestic violence and gang violence by asylum officers...
Ilyce Shugall, Aug. 4, 2019
"I have been an immigration lawyer dedicated to fairness and due process for immigrants my entire career. In 2015, convinced that my 18 years of experience as an advocate would make me a good immigration judge, I applied...
Link to the July 29, 2019 A.G. decision here .
Link to briefs and other materials collected by CLINIC Legal here .
Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019)
(1) In Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 40 (BIA 2017), the Board of Immigration Appeals improperly recognized the respondent’s father’s immediate family as a “particular social group”...
Jeffrey S. Chase, July 5, 2019
"On July 2, the Department of Justice published final regulations impacting how decisions of immigration judges will be reviewed, both on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals and by certification to the Attorney...
In Matter of M-S- (slated to take effect in mid-July) Attorney General Barr stated: "I read [INA] section 235(b)(1)(B)(ii) to mandate detention (i) for the purpose of ensuring additional review of an asylum claim, and (ii) for so long as that review...
Jeffrey S. Chase, June 3, 2019
"I have previously discussed the implications of the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Pereira v. Sessions here and here . There are two aspects to the Pereira decision. The first is the narrow issue presented...
Andrew Patterson, May 29, 2019
"Asylum seekers who have passed their credible fear interviews—those whom immigration officers find have viable asylum claims—may no longer have access to an important protection against prolonged imprisonment...
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...
Robert M. Carlson, Apr. 23, 2019
"Dear Attorney General Barr: On behalf of the American Bar Association, I write to express our serious concerns regarding your decision in Matter of M-S-, which removes the right of certain asylum seekers to receive...