Matter of Cruz-Valdez (reinstates IJ admin closure authority), July 2021

  • Organization: U.S. Attorney General
  • Document Type: Case law/admin decisions
  • Date Created: Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Matter of CRUZ-VALDEZ, 28 I&N Dec. 326 (A.G. 2021): Matter of Castro-Tum 27 I&N Dec. 271 (A.G. 2018), is overruled in its entirety. While rulemaking proceeds and except when a court of appeals has held otherwise, immigration judges and the Board should apply the standard for administrative closure set out in Matter of Avetisyan, 25 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2012), and Matter of W-Y-U-, 27 I&N Dec. 17 (BIA 2017).

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