Fifth Circuit Decision Could Open Door to Reopening Old Immigration Cases

Download article as PDF On Monday, September 27, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that could have lasting effects on hundreds of thousands of old immigration court cases. The Fifth Circuit ruled that noncitizens with in absentia orders of removal have the right to reopen th...
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Immigration Court Update: New ICE Memo Looks to Expand Prosecutorial Discretion

Download article as PDF On Friday evening, June 4, 2021, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) finally dropped its long-awaited memorandum about its priorities for immigration court cases. In the memo, ICE recommitted to using prosecutorial discretion to reduce the number of cases at immigration...
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Three-Member BIA Panel Says IJ Must Determine Citizenship for Asylum

Download article as PDF Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) may seem increasingly futile due to changes by the current administration, but they are necessary and sometimes fruitful. This is especially true for pro se clients. In a recent three-member panel unpublished decision, the BIA...
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