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Chapter 10 - Fines

10.4 - Personal Interviews

(a) Remand

The Board has the authority to request or direct a personal interview of the individual or carrier.  See 8 C.F.R. § 1280.1.  A remand may be warranted when DHS enters a decision without granting a personal interview, either initially or on remand.  See 8 C.F.R. § 1280.1.  A remand may also be warranted when the DHS decision does not adequately state the reasons for assessing the fine.  Matter of Air India “Flight No. 101”, 21 I&N Dec. 890 (BIA 1997).

(b) Invalidation of Fine

If DHS fails to grant an interview, the Board may invalidate the fine.  Matter of “Beechcraft B-95, #N21JC”, 17 I&N Dec. 147 (BIA 1979).