Administrative Closure After Cruz-Valdez


January 18, 2022

This practice advisory provides a brief overview of administrative closure and explains the impact of that decision on the future availability of administrative closure, as well as on cases that are currently administratively closed. The advisory suggests arguments challenging Matter of Cruz-Valdez that noncitizens may consider making in support of administrative closure of their cases. Finally, it discusses alternative mechanisms to dispose of or hold in abeyance proceedings in appropriate cases.

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