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AG Sessions issues Matter of S-O-G- & F-D-B-, truncating IJs' authority to terminate proceedings

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 18, 2018

    AG Sessions prohibits IJs from terminating removal proceedings, except as federal regulations expressly permit. Sessions also admonished that an IJ’s general authority under the regulations to “take any other action consistent with applicable law and regulations as may be appropriate” does not provide any additional authority to terminate or dismiss removal proceedings beyond what is expressly set out in the relevant regulations.

    [ID #179]

    Matter of S-O-G- & F-D-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 462 (AG 2018)
  2. Effective Date

    September 18, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Adjudication
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR AG ICE

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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