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Barr, Immigration Board Chided by Appeals Court in Visa Case

  • Federal appeals court in Chicago calls Barr’s filing ‘bizarre’
  • Court found immigration judges had waiver power in visa case
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr and the Board of Immigration Appeals were berated by a federal appeals court for thwarting its orders and holding up a Mexican citizen’s request to seek a special visa for immigrants who were victims of a crime in the U.S.

Barr and the board rebuffed the Chicago-based appeals court’s decision that immigration judges can waive the objectionable status of certain visa applicants with criminal convictions, a three-judge panel said on Thursday.