Attorney General (AG) Garland ruled that, while rulemaking proceeds and except when a court of appeals has held otherwise, immigration judges and the BIA should apply the standard for administrative closure set out in Avetisyan and W—Y—U—. AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson welcomed “this return to a more effective and efficient immigration court system,” but also noted that “the necessity of this decision only underscores the need for a truly independent immigration court system.”

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AG Garland Gives Immigration Judges Back Authority to Administratively Close Cases