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

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 18, 2018

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