Attorney General Sessions seeks to Expand Power on Immigration Cases

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing to change the circumstances which allow Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step-in to a judicial immigration case. Stepping In to an Immigration case means taking charge of case and ruling on it. Past practice has generally had the attorney generals only step-in to affirm or overturn cases the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has already ruled on. These proposed changes could reshape federal immigration policy.


For further details please review The Hill news article, “Sessions seeks to expand power on immigration cases“.



Source of Information:

The Hill (, 10/23/18, News Article:

Sessions seeks to expand power on immigration cases


Related Link:

The Atlantic (, 10/17/18, News Article:

Jeff Sessions Is Quietly Transforming the Nation’s Immigration Courts