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Court does not defer to Attorney General’s opinion (access required)

Where an opinion issued by the Attorney General, holding that immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals, or BIA, lacks authority to administratively close a case, was contrary to the plain language of the regulations and would upend settled practice, the court refused to defer to the opinion and instead held the immigration judge ...