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Espinal v. Attorney General of the United States

Case Conclusion Date: 08.03.2011

Practice Area: Immigration

Outcome: Petition for Review granted

Description: The Court invalidated the so-called “post-departure bar” on motions to reopen and motions to reconsider, finding that the regulation prohibiting such motions conflicts with the clear language of the statute. Individuals in the Third Circuit can now continue to pursue their cases even if the government has forcibly removed them from the United States.

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