The Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) has determined that the Department of Homeland Security's prosecutorial priorities are not an appropriate factor for consideration when determining whether to administratively close a case.  In addition, a court's limited resources are secondary to a respondent's interest in having his case adjudicated to the merits.  Thus, the primary consideration for an Immigration Judge in determining whether to administratively close or recalendar proceedings is whether the party opposing administrative closure has provided a persuasive reason for the case to proceed and be resolved on the merits.

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