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Jeffrey S. Chase, May 10, 2020
"In De Pena Paniagua v. Barr , a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit made several corrections to the Trump administration’s application of the law of asylum as it applies to...
Chicago v. Barr
"We conclude again today, as we did when presented with the preliminary injunction, that the Attorney General cannot pursue the policy objectives of the executive branch through the power of the purse or the arm of local law enforcement;...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/01/2020
"This rule amends the Department of Justice regulations relating to the organization of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) by adding two Board...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 1, 2020
"On February 26, the Attorney General (or more likely, someone authorized to speak on his behalf) issued a precedent decision in Matter of R-A-F - . My take on the import of this decision seems to be different than...
Here is a link to the unpublished BIA decision in Matter of R-A-F- dated Sept. 11, 2019.
Matter of R-A-F-, 27 I&N Dec. 778 (A.G. 2020)
(1) The Board of Immigration Appeals should consider de novo the application of law to the facts of this case, including whether the deprivations that the respondent would be likely to encounter upon...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Feb. 6, 2020
"Warren, Menendez Lead Senators Questioning Agreements Used by the Trump Administration to Expel Asylum Seekers to Northern Triangle Countries
Touted in the State of the Union Address, the Trump Administration's...
Matter of Reyes, 27 I&N Dec. 708 (A.G. 2019)
"Pursuant to 8 C.F.R. §1003.1(h)(1)(i), I direct the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) to refer this case to me for review of its decision. The Board’s decision in this...
The transcript is here .
The argument preview is here .
The page with links to the briefs is here .
Post-argument commentary by Prof. Nancy Morawetz is here .
Matter of Castillo-Perez, 27 I&N Dec. 664 (A.G. 2019)
(1) The Immigration and Nationality Act’s “good moral character” standard requires adherence to the generally accepted moral conventions of the community, and criminal activity...
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...