Advocating for Due Process Rights for Our Immigrant Survivor Clients

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The BayLegal Regional Immigration team has submitted comments opposing proposed Executive Office of Immigration Review rules that would strip important due process rights from noncitizens before the immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals. The proposed regulations would dramatically alter the BIA appellate process, prevent many noncitizens with immediate relatives or asylum eligibility from reopening their cases, and would prevent the BIA and immigration judges from administratively closing cases. These changes would foreclose avenues of relief and leave immigrant survivors of crime vulnerable to removal without critical due process protections. If enacted this rule would jeopardize many of our immigrant survivor clients’ ability to obtain and maintain legal status.

Read the full comments as a PDF here.