Practice Pointer: Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 271 (A.G. 2018)

Last Updated

June 5, 2018

This practice pointer provides practitioners guidance on the Attorney General’s Matter of Castro-Tum decision issued on May 17, 2018. Matter of Castro-Tum revokes immigration judges’ and the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) general authority to administratively close cases, or temporarily close cases without deciding them, with some exceptions.