Joint Motions to Reopen: Getting Rid of the Stormy Clouds of an Old Deportation Order
A question frequently asked to Fong & Aquino’s Palm Springs immigration lawyers is whether an old deportation case can be reopened.
During the previous presidential administration, the answer was no. Thus, many people living under the storm cloud of a deportation order were unable to seek the government’s consent to file a joint motion to reopen to an Immigration Judge. Now, under a revised memorandum (known as the “Doyle memo”), an avenue to petition the government has been restored.
I had previously written about motions to reopen here.