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Strategies and Considerations in the Wake of Pereira v. Sessions and Matter of Bermudez-Cota

September 26, 2018
Audio Seminar

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Late-Breaking Seminar
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Presented 09/26/2018
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2018-09-26

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Pereira v. Sessions that the service of a defective Notice to Appear does not cut off eligibility for cancellation of removal. The rationale underlying the Court’s decision broadly affects both ongoing and closed cases initiated by defective Notices to Appear. However, on August 31, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a precedent decision in Matter of Bermudez-Cota limiting the reach of Pereira v. Sessions to the stop-time rule.

Featured Topics

  • An Overview of Pereira v. Sessions and Matter Of Bermudez-Cota
  • A Discussion of Potential Due Process Concerns Resulting from Government Implementation of the Decisions
  • Challenging the Legitimacy of Removal Proceedings Initiated by Defective Notices to Appear
  • Vehicle, Timing, and Geographical Considerations When Raising Pereira v. Sessions-Based Arguments
  • Preserving Arguments for Future Litigation

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  • Merlyn N. Hernandez (DL), AILA EOIR Liaison Committee Chair, Los Angeles, CA
  • Heather Drabek Prendergast, AILA Board of Governors, Cleveland, OH
  • Jeffrey Stuart Chase, Brooklyn, NY
  • Helen Parsonage, Winston Salem NC

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The Strategies and Considerations in the Wake of Pereira v. Sessions and Matter of Bermudez-Cota audio seminar takes place Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time


The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on September 25, 2018.

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