BIA Needs To Explain Decisions, Court Says

     NEW YORK (CN) – The 2nd Circuit chided the Board of Immigration Appeals for denying three motions to reopen removal proceedings on jurisdictional grounds without explaining its decision.

     The “rote recital of a jurisdictional statement – even if technically accurate – does not adequately discharge the BIA’s duty to ‘consider the facts of the record relevant to the motion’ and provide a ‘rational explanation’ for its ruling,” Judge Cabranes wrote.
     A three-judge panel remanded for reconsideration of the motions.

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