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Matter of AVETISYAN, ID 3740, 25 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2012)

Matter of AVETISYAN, ID 3740, 25 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2012) - (1) Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Attorney General and the responsibility to exercise that authority with independent judgment and discretion, the Immigration Judges and the Board may administratively close removal proceedings...

BIA Offers New Standard for Administrative Closure, Highlights Importance of Decisional Independence

"On January 31, the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) published an important decision on “administrative closure” decisions. http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/intdec/vol25/3740.pdf The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has long supported the principles echoed in Matter...

IJ Grants Admin. Closure Under Avetisyan

"Weighing the factors set forth in Matter of Avetisyan, the Court finds that administrative closure is warranted. The Board has already sustained the Court's finding that the respondent is not subject to the persecutor bar and that for purposes of voluntary departure he is worthy of the favorable...

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...