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Emergency Motions to Reopen

Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2017
Running Time: 01:00:15

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Taken from the Web Program Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option recorded July, 2017 in San Francisco.

Emergency Motions to Reopen [01:00:15]

Generally, the availability of motions to reopen is limited to one motion filed within 90 days of the issuance of a final order of removal, and must be premised on new material evidence. However, vital exceptions where motions to reopen may be possible in other circumstances include: Motions to reopen an in absentia order may be filed if a Respondent’s failure to appear was based on “exceptional circumstances,” lack of notice, or if the Respondent was in federal or state custody.  INA § 240(b)(5)(C)(ii); 8 C.F.R. § 1003.23(b)(4)(ii).  A motion to reopen may also be filed to allow a Respondent to seek relief under the Violence Against Women Act, or if changed country conditions have given rise to a claim for asylum or related relief.  Additionally, certain equitable tolling arguments, such as ineffective assistance of counsel or changes in law may constitute a basis for a motion to reopen and the Court and Board of Immigration Appeals may also reopen cases sua sponte. Finally, the panelists will review when an automatic stay applies in the context of motions to reopen.

Katherine M. Lewis, Valerie Anne Zukin

Presentation Material

  • Practice Advisory - Seeking Remedies for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Immigration Cases, January 2016, American Immigration Council
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Practice Advisory - Rescinding an In Absentia Order of Removal, Updated March 2010, American Immigration Council, Legal Action Center
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Sample Motion to Reopen, Violence Against Women Act
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Sample Motion to Reopen, Lack of Notice
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Sample Motion to Reopen, Vacated Conviction
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Sample Motion to Reopen, Changed Country Conditions (1)
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. NIghtingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Sample Motion to Reopen, Changed Country Conditions (2)
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Sample Motion to Reopen, Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
  • Sample Motion to Reopen, Exceptional Circumstances
    Monica Oca Howell, Katherine M. Lewis, Julia Harumi Mass, Zachary M. Nightingale, Ilyce Shugall, Valerie A. Zukin
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Katherine M Lewis ~ Immigration Attorney, Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale
Valerie A Zukin ~ Lead Attorney Coordinator, Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice
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