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BIA on Nexus, Jurisdiction, Voluntary Departure: Matter of M-F-O-

November 04, 2021 (1 min read)

Matter of M-F-O-, 28 I&N Dec. 408 (BIA 2021) - A notice to appear that does not specify the time or place of a respondent’s initial removal hearing does not end the accrual of physical presence for purposes of voluntary departure at the conclusion of removal proceedings under section 240B(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1229c(b) (2018), even if the respondent is later served with a notice of hearing specifying this information. Posos-Sanchez v. Garland, 3 F.4th 1176 (9th Cir. 2021), followed. Matter of Viera-Garcia and Ordonez-Viera, 28 I&N Dec. 223 (BIA 2021), overruled in part.

[Please read in full; there's a lot to unpack in this decision.  And hats off to Edgardo Quintanilla!]