Administrative Closure Study

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Notes: Administrative Closure Summary, Notes, & Statutes (PDF)


Brief: Matter of Atevisyan, 25 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2012) (PDF)


Brief: Zuniga Romero v. Barr, No. 18-1850 (4th Cir. 8.29.19) (PDF)

  • Zuniga Romero v. Barr, No. 18-1850 (4th Cir. 8.29.19) (Word Doc)
  • Quick Take: 4th Circuit responds to Barr’s Castro-Tum (2018), which forbade IJs and BIA members from using administrative closure (except where expressly permitted by statute). Circuit court’s holding reaffirms the appropriateness of admin closure & the authority of adjudicators to employ it where they discern it’s necessary.


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

Sanchez v. A.G., 997 F.3d 113 (3d Cir. 2021): IJs and BIA have the general authority to administratively close cases under the regulations. (Word Doc Summary) (PDF Summary)