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Immigration Judge harassed you?

  1. In a published decision the BIA remanded the record to the immigration court for a new hearing before a different Immigration Judge (IJ), finding that conduct by an IJ that can be perceived as bullying or hostile is never appropriate, particularly in cases involving minor respondents, and may result in remand to a different IJ. The BIA also held that the requirements of the Federal Rules of Evidence with respect to the admission of expert testimony are inapposite to a respondent’s testimony regarding events of which he or she has personal knowledge.

Criminal statutes in Immigration Court proceedings

The new case to look at re: divisibility of criminal statutes in Immigration Court proceedings is Nijawan vs. Holder, 129 S. Ct. 2294

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