BIA: Board of Immigration Appeals


Sua Sponte

  • Sua Sponte reopening may only be used in exceptional circumstances and is not meant to cure filing defects or circumvent the regulations
  • sua sponte definition – legal:
    Regarding a judge or court, to raise an issue or take an action independently of any request or suggestion made by the parties or lawyers; Description of action taken by court in absence of any party urging such action to be taken
  • Neither time nor one motion numerical limitation apply