Thursday, June 12, 2014

Matter of E-F-H-L- : New BIA Precedent Decision on the Right to an Asylum Hearing

In Matter of E-F-H-L-, which was decided today, the Board of Immigration Appeals in a precedent ruling found that, in the ordinary course of removal proceedings, an applicant for asylum or for withholding or deferral of removal is entitled to a hearing on the merits of those applications, including an opportunity to provide oral testimony and other evidence, without first having to establish prima facie eligibility for the requested relief in the asylum application.


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