Attorney General decides Immigration Judges and BIA do not have authority to administratively close removal cases

In Matter of Castro-Tum, Attorney General on May 17, 2018 decided that immigration court and the Board of Immigration Appeals do not have general authority to administratively close removal cases.  The Attorney General asks the government to file motions to recalendar all previously closed cases.

As we know, immigration court used to close many cases in the past to save its resources for more pressing cases.  Many clients had their cases closed and they just wait for other options before they seek to recanlander their cases.

With this new decision, once the government has resources, many previously closed cases will be reopening and client will have to appear in immigration court for hearing.  If no relief available, they may face removal order.

If your case was administratively closed before, it's time that you contact experienced immigration lawyer to discuss your options.