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AG Barr issues Matter of R-A-F-, remanding BIA decision for reconsideration of "torture" determination

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 26, 2020

    The Attorney General issues a decision in Matter of R-A-F-, 27 I&N Dec. 778 (A.G. 2020) to have the Board of Immigration Appeals consider de novo the application of the laws on torture to the facts of the case. The issuance of this opinion serves to underscores a policy favoring strict adherence to the law over independent judgment. [ID #131]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 26, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Adjudication
Agencies Affected: AG EOIR

Commentary

2020.03.01 The Real Message of Matter of R-A-F- — Jeffrey S. Chase _ Opinions_Analysis on Immigration Law

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