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February 23, 2017

In an unpublished decision on Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals criticized an immigration attorney in the case of Poscual-Jimenez v. Jeff Sessions, No. 15-60550 (Fifth Cir. Feb. 22, 2017) for filing a brief which was "virtually identical to the brief he filed with the [Board of Immigration Appeals]."  The Court also stated that "the arguments section contains only conclusory assertions and no citations to the administrative record."  Finally, the Court concluded, "Because Poscual-Jimenez has not meaningfully challenged the BIA’s reasoning that he was ineligible for withholding of removal and [Convention Against Torture] protection, he is de...

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