BIA: When do Immigration Court Proceedings Commence? Matter of Casillas-Topete


Matter of Casillas-Topete, Interim Decision #3692, 25 I&N Dec. 317 ( BIA 2010)

In order to commence proceedings against an alien for purposes of sections 204(g) and 245(e)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §§ 1154(g) and 1255(e)(2) (1994), an Order to Show Cause and Notice of Hearing (Form I-221) that was issued on or after June 20, 1991, must be filed with the Immigration Court. Matter of Fuentes, 20 I&N Dec. 227 (BIA 1991), superseded.