Board of Immigraiton Appeals Establishes Temporary “Grace Period” for Weather-related Filing Delays
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Board of Immigraiton Appeals Establishes Temporary “Grace Period” for Weather-related Filing Delays

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February 16, 2010, 7:26 am
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The grace period will apply automatically. No request or documentation is required.
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The Board of Immigration Appeals was closed February 5-11, 2010, due to extreme weather conditions in the Washington, DC, area. On this occasion, the Board will apply a temporary "grace period" for the following filings:

 

(1) the filing was due on any date from Friday, February 5, 2010, to Thursday, February 18, 2010, and

(2) the filing was received on or before February 19, 2010.

The grace period will apply automatically. No request or documentation is required.

Filings that arrive after February 19, 2010, are subject to normal filing deadlines. If weather is an issue for any of those filings, parties should consult the BIA Practice Manual, Chapter 3.1(b)(v), on page 34 ("Natural or manmade disasters"). The BIA Practice Manual is available on-line at www.justice.gov/eoir (under the links for both "Virtual Law Library" and "Statistics and Publications").

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 10021560 (posted Feb. 15, 2010)  via  Jornal.us

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