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SUSANA MIREYA MORALES BRIBIESCA,
Petitioner,
v.
WILLIAM P. BARR, Attorney General,
Respondent.
   No. 18-3948
Petition for Review from the Board of Immigration Appeals;
No. A 047 770 293.
Decided and Filed: October 30, 2020
Before: GIBBONS, KETHLEDGE, and BUSH, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judge. In March 2007, at a border crossing near Tijuana, Mexico, Susana Mireya Morales Bribiesca (“Morales”) presented a fraudulent birth certificate to a United States Customs and Border Protection Officer on behalf of her cousin Jorge, who lacked documentation to enter the country legally. After a removal hearing at which numerous witnesses testified, an immigration judge found that Morales—who was then a lawful permanent resident of the United States—had tried to smuggle Jorge into the United States and that she was therefore inadmissible under the Immigration Act. The Board of Immigration Appeals agreed and entered a final order of removal. Morales now argues on various grounds that insufficient evidence supported the immigration judge’s finding that she engaged in alien smuggling. We reject her arguments and deny the petition.



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PATRICK H. STOCKDALE; SHANE DUNNING,
Plaintiffs-Appellees,
v.
KIM R. HELPER,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 20-5269
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville.
No. 3:17-cv-00241—Eli J. Richardson, District Judge.
Argued: October 7, 2020
Decided and Filed: October 30, 2020
Before: SILER, SUTTON, and LARSEN, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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SUTTON, Circuit Judge. A prosecutor plays many roles on the stage of a criminal case. Sometimes an advocate, sometimes an investigator, and sometimes an administrator. As an advocate, she can present her case with complete immunity from after-the-fact lawsuits about the prosecution. But as an investigator or administrator, the immunity comes with qualifications.

Officers Pat Stockdale and Shane Dunning sued prosecutor Kim Helper after she sent an email to the Fairview City Manager that prompted their firing. The district court denied Helper’s claims of absolute and qualified immunity. Because Helper’s actions were not closely tied to the judicial process, absolute immunity does not apply. But because her conduct did not violate any clearly established law, qualified immunity protects her. We affirm in part and reverse in part.