Matter of D-K-: A Great Leap Forward in Refugee Jurisprudence?
Interpreter Releases, Vol. 89, No. 19, p. 921, May 2012
6 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2013 Last revised: 13 Sep 2013
Date Written: May 7, 2012
In a landmark opinion, the Board incorrectly rectified new refugee adjustment procedures announced in an earlier unpublished decision. (I discussed that decision in an earlier Article, Board of Immigration Appeals Disavows Matter of Garcia-Alzugaray in Unpublished Remand.) Moreover, the Board incorrectly characterized refugee admission as “conditional,” adhering to precedent that was no longer applicable.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.
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