Case Conclusion Date: September 19, 1995
Practice Area: Immigration
Outcome: JRAD validity upheld; discretionary relief denied
Description: The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that a judge's order recommending voluntary departure constituted a valid Judicial Recommendation Against Deportation (JRAD). Ultimately, however, the voluntary departure request was denied, as the Board of Immigration Appeals was allowed to use extraneous factors to deny discretionary relief such as voluntary departure, notwithstanding the JRAD.