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Practice Alert: DOJ's Office of Immigration Litigation Publishes Petition for Review Remand Criteria

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Removal Defense
Published: Jul. 18, 2022

On July 15, 2022, the Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) published its criteria for agreeing to remand petitions for review (PFR) filed by individuals in U.S. courts of appeals to challenge final removal orders issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). OIL’s appellate section represents the U.S. government before the U.S. courts of appeals when a noncitizen files a PFR, commonly of a BIA final removal order or a BIA decision denying a motion to reopen or reconsider.