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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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Chavez Gonzalez v. Garland, which repealed Matter of S-O-G- & F-D-B-, holding that the Attorney General’s decision conflicted with the plain meaning of 8 CFR §§1003.10(b) and 1003.1(d)(1)(ii), and that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.