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Immigration Law

BIA on Expert Witnesses: Matter of M-A-M-Z-, 28 I&N Dec. 173

Matter of M-A-M-Z-, 28 I&N Dec. 173 (BIA 2020)

(1) Expert testimony is evidence, but only an Immigration Judge makes factual findings.

(2) When the Immigration Judge makes a factual finding that is not consistent with an expert’s opinion, it is important, as the Immigration Judge did here, to explain the reasons behind the factual finding