|Live Event Date: 03/16/2023|
|Web Seminar||90 min.||Yes|
The U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals have ruled that immigration judges (IJs) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) committed significant procedural errors that negatively impacted respondents’ due process rights and their ability to receive a fundamentally fair hearing. For example, circuits recently have held that the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) erred in many ways, including denying reasonable continuance requests, failing to follow its own precedent, failing to grant motions to reopen per Niz-Chavez v. Garland and Pereira v. Sessions, failing to advise pro se respondents of available relief, and more.
- Overview of successful due process challenges in circuit courts
- How to frame the argument as a constitutional issue, giving circuit courts jurisdiction
- Burden of proof: Showing that a violation occurred and how that violation affected respondents’ claim for relief
- Developing the record at the trial level to ensure due process/constitutional claims are protected
- How to raise the issues on appeal to the BIA
- Filing an EOIR complaint against the IJ
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Susan G. Roy (DL), AILA EOIR Liaison Committee, Princeton Junction, NJ
Rekha Sharma-Crawford, AILA Board of Governors/Removal Defense Section Steering Committee/Amicus Committee, Kansas City, MO
Rekha Sharma-Crawford is a founding partner of Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law and The Clinic at SCAL. She currently serves as Elected Director on the AILA BOG and has been active with AILA for the past 20 years in a variety of capacities, including speaker, author, editor, and mentor. In 2021, Rekha was awarded AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award. She is the author of her children’s book Aaliyah the Brave, Empowering Children Coping with Immigration Enforcement.
Joshua Altman, San Diego, CA
Josh Altman worked in the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review’s immigration courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and front office for nearly a decade before moving to private practice in 2018. He brings an extensive knowledge of agency decision-making practices and substantive law and applies his civil litigation and appellate advocacy skills to solving complex immigration matters.
*Ashley Huebner, Glenview, IL