BIA Remand to Immigration Court

Geoffrey Alan Hoffman

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2008

Practice Area:Immigration

Outcome:Remand

Description:BIA concludes that IJ erred in applying the Real ID Act to a case where respondent filed asylum application prior to the effective date of the Act. Respondent able to amend asylum application and submit new evidence for a claim based on membership in a social group defined by a disability, in this case, deaf and mute children. Decision courtesy of Geoffrey Hoffman. AILA Doc. No. 08070960