The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking which will dramatically alter the role of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in removal proceedings. Provisions of the proposed rule include:
In all, the proposed changes would concentrate far more case-deciding power with the EOIR Director and with members of the BIA. During the Trump Administration, these positions have been intentionally staffed with those with some of the most anti-immigrant records who will continue to serve after President Trump’s first term, regardless of the results of the election. DOJ is currently accepting comments to the proposed rule until September 25, 2020.
On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Trump administration’s 2017 attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was legally improper because the…
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