Regulatory assault on immigrants continues at the appellate level: Department of Justice (DOJ) proposal aims to speed up appeals; reverse circuit court trends by ending the independent freestanding authority of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Immigration Judges (IJs) to administratively close cases or reopen cases sua sponte; and authorizes the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Director-essentially a political appointee who is not a judge to decide cases

As “of counsel” and on behalf of Solow, Isbell & Palladino, LLC (SIP), welcome to another blog exploring issues impacting the Immigration Courts. In this blog, I will highlight some of the most important portions of the latest proposed regulation that is yet...