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Immigration – Immigration judges have a legal duty to develop the record (access required)

In a case of first impression, the court joined other circuits in holding that immigration judges have a duty to develop the record in immigration court proceedings, especially in pro se cases. Here, a Salvadoran man’s petition for review of removal was granted based on the immigration judge’s failure to adequately probe, explain or satisfy ...

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