U visas, Waivers and IJ Authority in light of Matter of Khan

U visas, Waivers and IJ Authority in light of Matter of Khan

On September 8, 2016, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) issued a precedent decision in Matter of Khan, 26 I&N Dec. 797 (BIA 2016), addressing a circuit split in regard to waivers of inadmissibility for petitioners for U nonimmigrant status (“U visa applicants”) [1]. At issue was whether an Immigration Judge (“IJ”) has the authority to adjudicate a request for a waiver of inadmissibility made […]

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