BIA Won't Forgive DHS' Late Appeal In Cuban Asylee's Case

Law360 (January 21, 2020, 7:46 PM EST) -- The Board of Immigration Appeals has refused to accept the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's late asylum grant appeal after it accidentally sent the document to the wrong address, saying the error does not warrant giving the department a deadline extension.

Appeals must be filed within 30 days of an immigration judge's decision, and DHS missed the deadline to challenge a judge's finding that a Cuban political dissent had a credible fear of prosecution in his home country to qualify him for asylum, the board said in an unpublished decision obtained by Law360 on Tuesday.

"The immigration judge's decision is therefore...

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