BIA Holds Matter of Lozada Substantially Satisfied Where Prior Attorney Now Deceased; BIA granted a motion to reopen an in absentia order of deportation based on Matter of Lozada. BIA found Matter of Lozada substantially satisfied where prior attorney is now deceased. Unpublished decision courtesy of Geoffrey A. Hoffman. AILA Doc. No. 10061466.
Termination of Removal Proceedings
Jan 01, 2009
IJ granted motion to terminate proceedings, in that asylum applicant was improperly placed in removal proceedings prior to the adjudication of a previously filed asylum application. AILA Doc. No. 09072363.
BIA Remand to Immigration Court
Jan 01, 2008
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