Cases & Decisions, DOJ/EOIR Cases

BIA Holds IJs Can Grant Opposed Motion for Administrative Closure

1/31/12 AILA Doc. No. 12013169. Removal & Relief
The BIA held that immigration judges and the Board may administratively close removal proceedings, even if a party opposes, if it is otherwise appropriate under the circumstances, overruling Matter of Gutierrez. Matter of Avetisyan, 25 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2012)
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 12013169.