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Immigration Law

Two New BIA Amicus Brief Invitations

1.  Amicus Invitation No. 19-11-5

AMICUS INVITATION (Hearing Notice), Due Date: December 5, 2019

November 5, 2019

The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue:

ISSUE PRESENTED: Did the Immigration Judge err in terminating proceedings when the Respondent did not appear for a scheduled removal hearing after being provided notice of the hearing pursuant to the Migrant Protection Protocols?

2.  Amicus Invitation No. 19-11-6

AMICUS INVITATION (Criminal Issue), [Due Date:] 12/6/2019

November 6, 2019

The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue:

ISSUE PRESENTED: Does the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions, 137 S. Ct. 1562 (2017), affect the meaning of the term “crime of child abuse” under section 237(a)(2)(E)(i) of the Act as applied to “statutory rape” convictions? If so, why and how? And if not, why not?