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BIA Amicus Brief Invitation: Commitment to Mental Health Facility (Due July 21, 2016)

BIA, June 21, 2016 - "Amicus Invitation No. 16-06-21 AMICUS INVITATION (COMMITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY), DUE JULY 21, 2016 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issues: ISSUES PRESENTED: 1) Is...

BIA Amicus Brief Invitation: Duress Exception to Persecutor Bar (Due Sept. 7, 2016)

BIA, Aug. 8, 2016 - "The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issues: ISSUES PRESENTED: 1) Whether an involuntariness or duress exception exists to limit the application of the persecutor bar in sections 208...

BIA Amicus Invitation No. 16-09-19,“Wave Through” Entry

BIA, Sept. 19, 2016 - "AMICUS INVITATION (“Wave Through” Entry), DUE OCTOBER 19, 2016 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUE PRESENTED: (1) Whether a “wave through” entry...

BIA Amicus Invitation - Misprision of a Felony

EOIR, Jan. 5, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-05 AMICUS INVITATION (MISPRISION OF A FELONY) DUE FEBRUARY 6, 2017 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUES PRESENTED: (1) Does the offense...

BIA Amicus Invitation - Material Support Bar

EOIR, Jan. 9, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-09 AMICUS INVITATION (MATERIAL SUPPORT BAR), DUE FEBRUARY 8, 2017 JANUARY 9, 2017 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUES PRESENTED: ...

BIA Amicus Invitation - Marriage Fraud in Visa Petitions

EOIR, Jan. 12, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-12 AMICUS INVITATION (MARRIAGE FRAUD IN VISA PETITIONS), DUE FEBRUARY 13, 2017 JANUARY 12, 2017 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUES...

BIA Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-26 - ATTEMPT TO TRANSPORT A NARCOTIC DRUG FOR SALE

BIA, Jan. 26, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-26 AMICUS INVITATION (ATTEMPT TO TRANSPORT A NARCOTIC DRUG FOR SALE), DUE FEBRUARY 27, 2017 JANUARY 26, 2017 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue...

BIA Amicus Invitation - Protected Class of Victims (Due Mar. 6, 2017)

BIA, Feb. 2, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-02-02 AMICUS INVITATION (PROTECTED CLASS OF VICTIMS), DUE MARCH 6, 2017 FEBRUARY 2, 2017 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUE PRESENTED:...

BIA Amicus Brief Filed: Misprision of a Felony is Not a CIMT

AILA, NIJC, IDP, NACDL and the Univ. of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic filed this amicus brief with the BIA on Mar. 8, 2017.

EOIR Amicus Invitation: Exception to One-Year Asylum Bar (Due Nov. 16, 2017)

EOIR, Oct. 17 2017 - "The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: Whether respondents who file an asylum application based on religion and coercive population control grounds more than 1 year after their arrival...

The BIA's Withdrawn Amicus Invitation - Jeffrey S. Chase

Jeffrey S. Chase, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The BIA recently withdrew as moot its invitation for amicus briefs on the following issue: whether an applicant who filed a late application for asylum based on two separate grounds (i.e. religion and coercive population control), and who demonstrated changed conditions...

BIA Amicus Invitation - Removability and Aggravated Felony Definitions (Due Mar. 16, 2018)

Amicus Invitation No. 18-02-14 AMICUS INVITATION (REMOVABILITY & AGGRAVATED FELONY DEFINITIONS), DUE March 16, 2018 FEBRUARY 14, 2018 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUES PRESENTED...

Matter of Castro-Tum (Administrative Closure) BIA Amicus Briefs

1. Here's the "Gang of 14" brief from former IJs and retired BIA Board members, about which Paul W. Schmidt writes: "Thanks again to all my retired colleagues. What a great opportunity to “reunite online” in support of a critically important cause affecting the American...

Amicus Brief Filed in CA6 Iraqi Habeas Litigation - Hamama v. Homan

Paul W. Schmidt (Immigration Judge, 2003 - 2016, BIA Board Member and Board Chairman, 1995-2003; acting General Counsel of legacy INS, 1979 -1981 and again from 1986 to 1987, and Deputy General Counsel of INS from 1978 to 1987) posted a link to this CA6 amicus brief filed by former federal immigration...

BIA Amicus Invitation - Conviction for Possession of Controlled Substance, Florida (Due Mar. 29, 2018)

BIA, Feb. 27, 2018 - "Amicus Invitation No. 18-02-27 AMICUS INVITATION (CONVICTION FOR POSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN FLORIDA), DUE March 29, 2018 FEBRUARY 27, 2018 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing...

14 Former IJs and BIA Members File Amicus Brief with AG - Jeffrey S. Chase

Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 4, 2018 - "On February 16, the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP filed an amicus curiae (i.e. “friend of the court”) brief on behalf of 14 former immigration judges and BIA board members with Attorney General Jeff Sessions pursuant to his request...

FOIA Reveals "Wave Through" BIA Oral Argument Transcript, Amicus Briefs

Hats off to Matthew Hoppock excellent FOIA work on Amicus Invitation No. 16-09-19 Transcript of 3-22-17 oral argument: http://docufreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Castillo-Angulo-Transcript.pdf Amicus briefs: http://docufreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Castillo-Angulo-AIC-AILA-amicus...

DACA is Legal; Here's Why

Immigration law scholars filed this powerful amicus brief in a pending 9th Circuit appeal, Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. DHS.

Jeffrey S. Chase - Amicus Brief Filed in C.J.L.G. v. Sessions

Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 21, 2018 - "On March 15, lawyers with the firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of 11 former immigration judges and BIA Board members in the case of C.J.L.G. v. Sessions . The case involves...

Amicus Brief Filed in 10th Cir. Petition for Remotely-Detained Asylum Seeker

Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 22, 2018 - "An amicus brief was filed yesterday by attorneys at the law firm of Sidley Austin on behalf of an asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of Congo in the case of Matumona v. Sessions . Fleeing for his life and seeking asylum in the U.S., the petitioner upon...

Groups File Amicus Brief in Matter of Castro-Tum

AILA, the Tahirih Justice Center, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Asista Immigration Assistance and the Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence filed this amicus brief in response to Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 187 (A.G. 2018) .

New Developments in Matter of A-B, 27 I&N Dec. 247 (A.G. 2018)

A.G., Mar. 30, 2018 - The Attorney General denied the request of the Department of Homeland Security that the Attorney General suspend the briefing schedules and clarify the question presented, and he granted, in part, both parties’ request for an extension of the deadline for submitting briefs...

HIRC Files Amicus Brief Challenging Sessions' Push to Restrict Gender Asylum

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Apr. 27, 2018 - "Today the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) joins the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Human Rights First (HRF) and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in filing a brief of amicus curie in the case...

Matter of A-B- Amicus Brief Exposes Sessions' Lawlessness

Jeffrey S. Chase, May 6, 2018 - "Briefs of the parties and amici have now been filed with the Attorney General in Matter of A-B- . Once again, a group of former immigration judges and BIA members, which this time numbered 16 (including myself) filed an amicus brief (which can be viewed here: http...

Amicus Brief Filed in W-Y-C- & H-O-B- Appeal

Jeffrey S. Chase, May 28, 2018 - "On May 23, an amicus brief was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of a group of 13 former immigration judges (including myself) and BIA members in the appeal of the BIA’s precedent decision in Matter of W-Y-C- & H-O-B-. In that...