AG Garland Permits Judges to Close Deportation Cases

Posted on AllSides July 15th, 2021
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The Biden administration's Justice Department has overturned a Trump administration restriction on judges removing a deportation case from the docket without disposing of the case.

Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered the revised opinion for the DOJ on Thursday.

Former President Donald Trump's first AG Jeff Sessions issued an opinion in the Matter of Castro-Tum, which determined there is no legal authority to close a deportation case without addressing it, and the Trump DOJ issued a rule on Sessions' opinion in December 2020.

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