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Immigration Judge Hears Bond Pleas By Video, 1,700 Miles Away
Posted on 12 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration Judge Quynh Bain keeps having to interrupt the witness to ask her to slow down her account of the night that some Mara-18 gang members ran her off the road in her hometown in El Salvador. “Please remember,’’ the judge... 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

EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR... Read More