The Trump administration views due process in immigration law as a bug, not a feature, and is working hard to fix it. AWOs (Affirmance Without Opinion) are an abomination that we thought we had rid ourselves of years ago. But they’re apparently coming back.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued a final rule last week that expands the authority of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Attorney General William Barr when reviewing an immigration judge?s decision following a removal proceeding. The BIA reviews an immigration judge?s decision if ether the individual or the Department of Homeland [?]