What the BIA is reading

Here's a link to the Nov-Dec 2011 issue (Vol. 5, No. 10) of the Immigration Law Advisor , published by EOIR.

David Neal new BIA Chairman; Robin Stutman new CAHO

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced today that the Attorney General has appointed a new Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Effective March 26, 2012, David L. Neal, previously Vice Chairman of the BIA, will serve the agency as Chairman. Mr. Neal...

Justice Department Issues Negative Report on EOIR Management of BIA, Immigration Courts

"The OIG found that immigration court performance reports are incomplete and overstate the actual accomplishments of these courts. These flaws in EOIR’s performance reporting preclude the Department from accurately assessing the courts’ progress in processing immigration cases or identifying...

Excerpts From the Feb. 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

USCIS Transitions to Centralized Policy Manual On January 7, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched its transition to an online policy manual that will ultimately replace the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM). According to USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, the change follows an agency...

News Excerpts From the March 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

EOIR Releases Statistics for FY2012 The Executive Office for Immigration Review has released its statistical yearbook for fiscal 2012. As expected, the backlog of cases before EOIR continued to grow, with 326,255 pending proceedings before immigration courts and 24,824 pending cases at the BIA at...

EOIR Announces Changes Due to the Lapse in Federal Government Funding

"During the period of October 1-16, 2013, the Executive Office for Immigration Review was operating in a limited capacity due to the lapse in government funding. Immigration courts nationwide continued to adjudicate detained cases but all other functions were suspended. Any filing with the immigration...

Job Opening at the BIA

"Job Title:Board Member Department:Department Of Justice Agency:Executive Office for Immigration Review Job Announcement Number:EOIR-14-0014 SALARY RANGE: $120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Monday, April 21, 2014 to Wednesday, May 21, 2014 SERIES & GRADE: SL...

News Excerpts From the July 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Supreme Court Decides CSPA Case | On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio , 2014 U.S. LEXIS 3991 [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The Court held that the BIA’s textually reasonable construction of the Child Status Protection...