AG Refers BIA Decision to Himself for Review of Issues Relating to Administrative Closure
The AG referred the BIA's decision to himself for review of issues related to whether IJs and the BIA have the authority to order administrative closure in immigration proceedings, and stayed the BIA's decision pending the AG's review. Interested amici may submit briefs not exceeding 9,000 words by 2/16/18. Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 187 (A.G. 2018)
Note: on January 25, 2018, the date for submitting an amicus brief on the AG Amicus invitation was extended. The new date is February 16, 2018. The order extending the date has been added to the end of the decision.
- BIA Vacates IJ's Order of Administrative Closure - Matter of Castro-Tum, unpublished, 11/27/17
- BIA Holds IJs Can Grant Opposed Motion for Administrative Closure - Matter of Avetisyan, 25 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2012)
- BIA Clarifies Matter of Avetisyan Regarding Administrative Closure - Matter of W-Y-U-, 27 I&N Dec. 17 (BIA 2017)