CLINIC Joins Amicus Brief Challenging Castro-Tum

Last Updated

June 5, 2020


CLINIC, and nine other non-profit partners, filed an amicus brief in Benitez v. Barr, a case in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the attorney general’s decision in Matter of Castro-Tum 27 I&N Dec. 271 (A.G. 2018) that stripped immigration court judges of their authority to administratively close cases. The amicus brief focuses on the critical role that administrative closure plays in immigration court, allowing vulnerable noncitizens to pursue applications that can only be adjudicated before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, such as special immigrant juvenile status, U visa applications, and T visa applications. The non-profit organizations are represented on the brief by DLA Piper, LLP.