Patrick Taurel, Legal Fellow and the American Immigration Council, provides an in-depth look...
Access to Courts
Federal court review is an important check on agency decision making because of the high stakes involved in immigration cases and the potential for error that accompanies the growing volume of cases. Through targeted litigation, the LAC has consistently advocated that statutory limits on judicial review must be narrowly construed. We also provide practice advisories, mentoring and other support to attorneys seeking review of unfavorable decisions impacting the rights of noncitizens. In addition, we advocate for the adoption of policies that help ensure all noncitizens a meaningful opportunity to be heard in the immigration court system.
- Administrative Procedures Act
- Habeas Corpus
- Jurisdictional Bars Under the INA
- Naturalization Delays
- Preserving Federal Court Review in Bivens/FTCA Cases
- Remands to the BIA
- Fair Procedures in Immigration Court
- Immigration Judge Jurisdiction over INA § 204(j) Portability
- Motions to Reopen from Outside the U.S.
- Video Hearings in Immigration Court
The LAC has issued numerous Practice Advisories on a variety of issues related to immigration court and BIA procedures and federal court review.
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