Sessions Vacates Asylum Seekers' Right To Hearing Precedent

Law360 (March 6, 2018, 9:52 PM EST) -- In a seemingly unexpected move on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated a nearly four-year-old Board of Immigration Appeals precedent decision, which held that immigrants applying for asylum or withholding of removal are entitled to a full hearing on their application.

Sessions’ decision effectively reopens the case of E-F-H-L, a native and citizen of Honduras who successfully appealed to the BIA back in 2014 an immigration judge’s determination — made without an evidentiary hearing — that his application for asylum and withholding failed to prove eligibility...
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