Matter of A–B– and Matter of L–E–A– Have Been Vacated: Now What? - Recording (.MP3)
On June 16, 2021, the Attorney General issued two new decisions in Matter of A–B–, 28 I&N Dec. 199 (AG 2021) and Matter of L–E–A–, 28 I&N Dec. 304 (AG 2021) that vacated Matter of A–B– I and II and Matter of L–E–A– II. These decisions, pending forthcoming rulemaking, have caused a full reversion to prior precedent and left practitioners scrambling to review prior case law and reformulate arguments. Panelists will discuss what changes as a result of these decisions and identify the cases practitioners should rely on now. They also will dust-off arguments and Particular Social Group (PSG) formulations that were working prior to the vacated decisions.
- PSGs That Work Based on Gender and Family Ties
- Reviewing and Remembering Matter of A–R–C–G–: Arguments for Protection from Gang Violence and Domestic Violence
- Analyzing the Need for State Action (or Inaction) and “Unwilling or Unable” to Assist
- Nexus Issues, Other Protected Grounds
- Using New Cases to Challenge Denials with Motions to Reopen or Remand: Timing and Best Practices
- Footnotes That Matter in the Decisions (e., Dicta on Jurisdiction)
Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.