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Matter of M-S-

(1) Matter of X-K-, 23 I&N Dec. 731 (BIA 2005), was wrongly decided and is overruled. (2) An alien who is transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full removal proceedings after establishing a credible fear of persecution or torture is ineligible for release on bond. Such an alien must be detained until his removal proceedings conclude, unless he is granted parole.

16 April 2019 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Immigration Detention | Countries: United States of America

Authority to Use Military Force in Libya - Memorandum Opnion for the Attorney General

1 April 2011 | Publisher: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Matter of Enrique Salas Compean; Matter of Sylla Bangaly; Matter of J-E-C-, et al

The Attorney General vacated the decision in Matter of Compean, Bangaly & J-E-C-, 24 I&N Dec. 710 (A.G. 2009), and pending the outcome of a rulemaking process, directed the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Immigration Judges to continue to apply the previously established standards for reviewing motions to reopen based on claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.

3 June 2009 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Legal representation / Legal aid | Countries: Mali - United States of America

Matter of Enrique Salas Compean; Matter of Sylla Bangaly; Matter of J-E-C-, et al

Subsequently vacated by the Attorney General's decision in Matter of Compean, Bangaly & J-E-C-, 25 I&N Dec. 1 (A.G. 2009).

7 January 2009 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Legal representation / Legal aid - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Mali - United States of America

Matter of R-A-

25 September 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Domestic violence - Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) | Countries: United States of America

Matter of A-T-

22 September 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Mali - United States of America

Matter of J-S-

Review by the Attorney General of its decision in the Matter of J-S (BIA 2006). Holdings in Matter of S-L-L-, 24 I&N Dec. 1 (BIA 2006); and Matter of C-Y-Z-, 21 I&N Dec. 915 (BIA 1997), overruled.

15 May 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Sexual and reproductive rights | Countries: China - United States of America

In re D-J-

17 April 2003 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Illegal entry | Countries: Haiti - United States of America

In re Melanie Beaucejour Jean

2 May 2002 | Judicial Body: United States Attorney-General | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: Haiti - United States of America

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