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Circuit Court Strikes Down Matter of S-O-G- & F-D-B-

 Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Attorney General Opinion

cancellation of removal

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Chavez Gonzalez v. Garland, which repealed Matter of S-O-G- & F-D-B-, holding that the Attorney General’s decision conflicted with the plain meaning of 8 CFR §§1003.10(b) and 1003.
1(d)(1)(ii), and that IJs and the BIA possess the inherent authority to terminate removal proceedings.