Matter of L-E-A- and SAP v. Barr

Last Updated

May 24, 2019

CLINIC filed suit on Nov. 22, 2019 challenging the implementation of the attorney general’s July 29, 2019 decision, Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019), in the expedited removal context in credible and reasonable fear interviews. That decision overturned the part of the 2017 Board of Immigration Appeals decision in this case discussing whether Mr. L-E-A-’s proposed particular social group is cognizable. While the attorney general’s decision uses sweeping language about family-based particular social groups, the holding essentially states that each claim must be analyzed on a case-by-case basis. CLINIC has published a practice pointer summarizing the decision and giving practitioners tips on how to represent asylum-seekers with family-based claims going forward.

CLINIC is co-counsel in L-E-A- and is monitoring how government officials and immigration judges are interpreting the attorney general’s opinion. To that end, please share with CLINIC redacted copies of any decisions that rely on the attorney general’s opinion. If you have a case in which an adjudicator relies on the Attorney General’s opinion, please contact Bradley Jenkins at bjenkins@cliniclegal.org.

 

GENERAL

SAP v. Barr Complaint

Matter of L-E-A- Attorney General Decision

Practice Pointer on Matter of L-E-A-

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL CERTIFICATION LEGAL DOCUMENTS

PARTIES’ BRIEFS

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Brief

DHS Brief

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Reply Brief

DHS Reply Brief

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL CERTIFICATION AMICUS BRIEFS

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), et al

Former Federal Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Brief

Gonzalez, Olivieri, LLC

Kids In Need Of Defense, Inc. (KIND), et al

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), et al

 

BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS FILINGS

PARTY’S BRIEF

DHS Brief

 

BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS AMICUS BRIEFS

Access to Law

American Gateways

Casa Cornelia

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS)

Central American Legal Assistance (CALA)

George Washington University Law School

Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC)

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)

Juan Carlos Rodriguez

University of Nevada and Pamela Goldberg (international law brief)