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Specific Bases for MTRs

Once you have identified under which basis you will seek to reopen your client’s proceedings, these materials will provide you with targeted guidance.


Seeking Remedies for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Immigration Cases

American Immigration Council
This Practice Advisory discusses how individuals can seek a remedy for ineffective assistance of counsel in immigration court proceedings by filing a motion to reopen and provides an overview of the current law on the right to effective assistance, including the procedural and substantive requirements set forth in Matter of Lozada, 19 I&N Dec. 637 (BIA 1988).


Rescinding an In Absentia Order of Removal

American Immigration Council
This Practice Advisory explains the legal and procedural requirements for filing motions to reopen in absentia removal orders.


A Guide to Assisting Asylum-Seekers with In Absentia Removal Orders

Catholic Legal Immigration Network
A practical, hands-on guide to putting together motions to reopen in absentia removal orders.

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Motions to Reopen In Absentia Removal Orders

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is where to start for attorneys working on motions to reopen in absentia removal orders for families targeted in raids, this is where to start. The webinar provides an overview of the applicable law, an explanation of the overall situation of clients with these orders, and an overview of the work involved in preparation the motions.
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