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IJ MUST give asylum applicants notice of Biometric appointment


In a precedent decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found that Immigration Judges (IJs) must notify asylum applicants of the biometrics requirements, the deadline for complying with the requirements, and the consequences of noncompliance. The BIA also held that neither IJs nor the BIA has jurisdiction to consider whether asylum-only proceedings were improvidently instituted pursuant to a referral under the Visa Waiver Program.

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