Original Date AnnouncedSeptember 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)
Effective DateSeptember 18, 2018