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CA9 on Adoption, Chevron, Due Process: Amponsah v. Holder

"We hold that the BIA’s blanket rule against recognizing nunc pro tunc adoption decrees constitutes an impermissible construction of § 1101(b)(1) and that case-by-case consideration of nunc pro tunc adoption decrees is required. Accordingly, we grant the petition and remand for further...

Cases On Hold Pending BIA Review of Retroactive Adoption Rules

"The 9th Circuit demanded a status report Thursday as immigration authorities reconsider their blanket rule against recognizing retroactive adoption orders. ... In petitioning for a panel rehearing, Holder noted that "the board has recently called for supplemental briefing in two cases presenting...