The Sixth Circuit has rejected the argument that a Notice to Appear that lacks the date and location of a petitioner’s first immigration court hearing creates a jurisdictional defect that deprives the immigration court of subject matter jurisdiction. The court instead agreed with the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision in Matter of Bermudez Cota, and determined that jurisdiction is established so long as the time and date of the first hearing is provided in a subsequent notice of hearing.

The full text of Hernandez-Perez v. Whitaker can be found here: