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Filing a FRAP 42(b) motion to dismiss and remand

1. Prepare the FRAP 42(b) motion to dismiss the petition and remand to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Save the letter as a searchable PDF on the computer's hard drive or network drive.


2. Log in to CM/ECF. On the startup page select Filing.

Filing a FRAP42(b) motion



3. On the File a Document screen, enter the case number in the Case Number box and hit the Tab key on the keyboard. The case name appears next to the Case Number box.

file a document



4. Open the Category pull-down menu and select Appl, Motn, Pet for Rhg, Supp, Oppos.


filing motion screen



From the list that opens, select (click) Motion FILED.


filing motion screen



At the bottom left of the screen, click Continue.


The screen that opens is divided into three sections from top to bottom: Party Filer, Upload Documents, and Requested Relief.


filing motion screen



5. In the Party Filer section at the top of the screen, select (click) the name of the filer on whose behalf the motion is filed.

filing motion screen



The party filer name now appears under Party Filer > Selected.


filing motion screen



6. Scroll down to the Upload Documents section in the middle of the screen to upload the motion. The system automatically fills in the Description box with the selection made on the previous screen. Click the Browse button below the Document box to navigate to the motion saved on the filer's computer.


filing motion screen



A dialog box titled File Upload opens. Click the file name of the motion to be uploaded. The highlighted file name appears in the File name field. Click Open at the bottom right of the dialog box.

Select PDF document



The File Upload dialog box closes and NextGen CM/ECF displays in the Document box the selected file name. The Description box automatically fills with the filing type selected on the previous screen.

Filing motion filed



The file name is a hyperlink. To verify that the correct document is uploaded, click the hyperlinked file name to open the uploaded PDF.


The Description box now contains the description "Supporting Document." To upload another PDF to this filing (1) leave the description as it is or edit it to more specifically describe the additional document, and (2) repeat the steps above to navigate to the additional document and upload it to the filing.


Now both documents and their descriptions appear in the Upload Documents section of the screen.

Filing motion filed



Use the up and down arrows under Sequence to change the order in which the documents appear in the filing, if necessary. Click the matching red X under Remove All to remove either of the documents, or click Remove All to remove both.

To attach another document, repeat step 6.


7. Scroll down to the Requested Relief section at the bottom of the screen. Select Motion Reliefs from the Relief Category pull-down list.


Filing motion filed



From the list that opens select (click) for FRAP 42(b) Immigration Remand.

Filing motion filed



For FRAP 42(b) Immigration Remand now appears under Requested Relief > Selected.

Filing motion filed



When the party filer is selected, the PDF document is uploaded, and the relief is selected, click Continue at the bottom left of the screen.


The next steps in filing a FRAP 42(b) motion to dismiss the petition and remand to the Board of Immigration Appeals are identical to the steps for other filings:


Entering service information

Reviewing the docket text

Reviewing and submitting the filing event




Last modified at 10/25/2012