Immigration Law

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BIA on Right to Asylum Hearing: Matter of E-F-H-L-
Posted on 12 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the ordinary course of removal proceedings, an applicant for asylum or for withholding or deferral of removal is entitled to a hearing on the merits of those applications, including an opportunity to provide oral testimony and other evidence... Read More

Tags: hearing , bia , asylum

CA5 on Notice: Barrios-Cantarero v. Holder
Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The BIA committed legal error by determining that Barrios-Cantarero was properly given notice through a letter addressed to Adrian Eliseo and therefore abused its discretion by denying his motion to reopen. ... Here, the BIA failed to apply 8 C... Read More

BIA on Bond Hearing Venue: Matter of Cerda Reyes
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official Headnote : "The rules for applying for a bond redetermination at 8 C.F.R. § 1003.19(c) (2014) relate to venue, not jurisdiction." - Matter of Cerda Reyes , 26 I&N Dec. 528 (BIA 2015). [Note Footnote 8: "We recognize... Read More