New Matter of L-E-A Decision Will Hurt Thousands Fleeing Violence Based on Their Family Ties

Today, July 29, 2019, the Attorney General of the U.S., William Barr, has single-handedly destroyed decades of precedent with his decision Matter of L-E-A, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019). The decision overrules a significant portion of the underlying BIA decision, Matter of L-E-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 40 (BIA 2017). The 2017 case had simply …

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