Morales-Lopez v. Garland

Citing Niz-Chavez v. Garland, 141 S. Ct. 1474, 1478 (2021), the Court held that the agency failed to meet the requirements of § 1229(a)(1), which requires the agency to provide a single document containing all the information an individual needs to know about his removal hearing—including where and when it will be held. While the Court did not address the issue of whether the agency’s failure to comply with Section 1229(a) deprived the immigration judge of adjudicatory authority, the Court did conclude that it did not have jurisdiction over Morales-Lopez’s newly asserted claim because he failed to exhaust all his administrative remedies.

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