The Attorney General referred the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals in Matter of E-F-H-L-, 26 I&N Dec. 319 (BIA 2014), to himself for review and vacated that decision.  E-F-H-L- prohibited an Immigration Judge from denying an asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture application based solely on the written application and required that the judge hold a hearing on the merits of the application.

The order referring the case can be found here: