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CA9 on Due Process, Standard of Proof: Zerezghi v. USCIS

April 14, 2020 (1 min read)

Zerezghi v. USCIS

"We hold that the BIA violated due process by relying on undisclosed evidence that Zerezghi and Meskel did not have an opportunity to rebut. In making its initial determination of marriage fraud, the BIA also violated due process by applying too low a standard of proof. On remand, it must establish marriage fraud by at least a preponderance of the evidence before it can deny any subsequent immigration petition based on such a finding."

[Hats way off to Robert Pauw!]