Board of Immigration Appeals

BIA decision, Matter of O-M-O-, 28 I&N Dec. 191

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The Board of Immigration Appeals issued a new decision, Matter of O-M-O-, relating to findings of document fraud in immigration court proceedings. The caption of the decision reads:

An Immigration Judge may find a document to be fraudulent without forensic analysis or other expert testimony where the document contains obvious defects or readily identifiable hallmarks of fraud and the party submitting the document is given an opportunity to explain the defects.

Matter of O-M-O-, 28 I&N Dec. 191 (BIA 2021)