San Diego Law Review

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This Article addresses the area of motions practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, arguing that it is often a complex procedural maze for immigration attorneys. The author examines the intricacies of this procedure, focusing on motions to reopen, motion to reconsider, motions to remand, and motions for stays of deportation. He further examines the often contested issues of the prima facia case, particularly in the context of motions to reopen. In this discussion, the author, an appellate trial lawyer for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, stresses the practical aspects of motions practice in this area.