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Matter of D-K-: A Great Leap Forward in Refugee Jurisprudence?

Interpreter Releases, Vol. 89, No. 19, p. 921, May 2012

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 309

6 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2013 Last revised: 13 Sep 2013

Laura Murray-Tjan

Boston College Law School

Date Written: May 7, 2012

Abstract

In a landmark opinion, the Board incorrectly rectified new refugee adjustment procedures announced in an earlier unpublished decision. (I discussed that decision in an earlier Article, Board of Immigration Appeals Disavows Matter of Garcia-Alzugaray in Unpublished Remand.) Moreover, the Board incorrectly characterized refugee admission as “conditional,” adhering to precedent that was no longer applicable. The latter holding inspired my forthcoming Article, "Conditional Admission" and Other Mysteries: Setting the Record Straight on the "Admission" Status of Refugees and Asylees. The Article will be published by the New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy in 2014.

Suggested Citation

Murray-Tjan, Laura, Matter of D-K-: A Great Leap Forward in Refugee Jurisprudence? (May 7, 2012). Interpreter Releases, Vol. 89, No. 19, p. 921, May 2012; Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 309. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2306717

Laura Murray-Tjan (Contact Author)

Boston College Law School ( email )

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