The Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) has determined that in “cases where a notice to appear does not specify the time or place of an alien’s initial removal hearing, the subsequent service of a notice of hearing containing that information perfects the deficient notice to appear, triggers the ‘stop-time’ rule, and ends the alien’s period of continuous residence or physical presence in the United States.” The Board determined that this was consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision in Pereira v. Sessions, since Pereira had accumulated the required 10 years by the time he was properly served with a notice of hearing.

The full text of Matter of Mendoza-Hernandez can be found here: