Motions to Reopen

This page has training and resources to assist attorneys who are representing Indonesian Christians who are plaintiffs and class members in Devitri v. Cronen in their Motions to Reopen (“MTRs”) their final orders of removal from the U.S.


Sample Filings

Sample Expert Affidavit on Changed Country Conditions

American Immigration Council

This affidavit by an expert on current country conditions in Indonesia relating to the persecution of religious minorities was filed in the Devitri v. Cronen litigation and should be submitted with motions to reopen based on changed country conditions.

Sample Filings

Sample Motion to Reopen Based on Changed Country Conditions

This sample Motion to Reopen provides a helpful template for motions based on changed country conditions.

Sample Filings

Index of Country Conditions

Various

A compilation of objective country condition evidence from the U.S. Department of State, international human rights organizations and the popular press evidencing an increase in persecution of Christians in Indonesia since 2010.

Sample Filings

Index of News Reports

Various

Index of Media Reports Related to Federal Court Challenge to Deportation of Participants in Operation Indonesian Surrender.

Sample Filings

News Reports

Various

A compilation of news reports on Operation Indonesian Surrender and the Devitri litigation evidencing the prominence and notariety of the group and the degree to which the case has been publicized in the U.S. and Indonesia.

Webinars

Motions to Reopen

American Immigration Council

Motions to Reopen in Immigration Court, focusing on MTRs based on changed country conditions. Expert immigration attorneys Trina Realmuto and Kristin MacLeod-Ball will orient you to the basics of motions to reopen, with a focus on those portions of the law most likely to be relevant in the Devitri class members’ cases.

Webinars

Slides for Motions to Reopen Webinar

American Immigration Council

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