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"[W]e hold that, where the last day of a period of voluntary departure falls on a day on which an immigrant cannot file a motion for affirmative relief with the BIA, that day does not count in the voluntary departure period if, as here, the immigrant files on the first available day a motion that...

CA9 on Brand X, Retroactivity, 245(i) and Voluntary Departure: Garifas-Rodriguez v. Holder

"In National Cable & Telecommunications Ass’n v. Brand X Internet Services, the Supreme Court instructed federal courts to defer to reasonable agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes, even when those interpretations conflict with the prior holding of a federal circuit court. 545 U...

ACLU Sues Immigration Agencies Over 'Voluntary Departure' Procedures

ACLU, June 4, 2013 : "Using misinformation, deception, and coercion, Border Patrol and ICE officers have pressured hundreds, if not thousands, of Mexican nationals with deep roots here in the United States into forfeiting their right to a fair hearing and a chance to live here lawfully, alleges...

Judge Dismisses 'Unfair' Charge of Illegal Re-entry: U.S. v. Gonzalez

"The failure to tell an immigrant who was in the country illegally about his right to seek voluntary departure from the United States has led a federal judge to dismiss a charge of illegal re-entry. Southern District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that it was "fundamentally unfair" that Teodoro...

Matter of L-S-M-, Adopted Decision 2016-03 (AAO Feb. 23, 2016)

USCIS Policy Memo PM-602-0133 (May 13, 2016) - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of L-S-M- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies to and binds all U.S. Citizenship...