BIA Says Judges Can’t Rule On Waivers For U Visa Seekers

Law360, New York (September 8, 2016, 10:20 PM ET) — The Board of Immigration Appeals said Thursday that immigration judges don’t have the power to rule on inadmissibility waiver requests from U visa petitioners, finding immigration law stipulates that only the Department of Homeland Security has such jurisdiction. 

The board made the ruling in dismissing the appeal of Safraz Khan, citizen of Guyana who was put in deportation proceedings after he was convicted of attempted lascivious battery and child exploitation. The board said immigration judges don’t have power to adjudicate bids for inadmissibility waivers under section…

Source: Law360