EOIR, Oct. 14, 2021 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the appointment of Andrea Saenz as a Member of EOIR’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s appointment of Appellate...
Matthew Hoppock, Oct. 12, 2021
Here Are the BIA Chairman’s Memos From 2004 to 2018 Obtained Through FOIA
"For the last four years, we’ve been using the Freedom of Information Act to request records describing the policies and procedures...
BIA, Sept. 30, 2021
"Amicus Invitation No. 21-30-09 AMICUS INVITATION, Due Date: October 21, 2021
September 30, 2021
The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below...
EOIR, Aug. 9, 2021
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announces that effective today, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) will begin transitioning to a new format for unpublished decisions. The new format is similar to that...
Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 351 (A.G. 2021)
(1) Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 84 (A.G. 2020) (“A-C-A-A- I”), is vacated in its entirety. Immigration judges and the Board should no longer follow A-C-A-A- I in pending or future...
BIA, July 20, 2021
"Amicus Invitation No. 21-20-07
AMICUS INVITATION (Notice to Appear), Due Date: August 10, 2021
July 20, 2021 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing...
EOIR, June 11, 2021
"... Immigration judges should be prepared to inquire, on the record, of the parties appearing before them at scheduled hearings as to whether the case remains a removal priority for ICE and whether ICE intends to exercise some...
Round Table of Former Immigration Judges, May 25, 2021
"We, the Round Table of Former Immigration Judges, are a group of former Immigration Judges and appellate-level judges of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Relying on our combined centuries...
Letter dated May 19, 2021
"To Attorney General Garland and Deputy Attorney General Monaco: We, the undersigned immigration, civil rights, human rights, and democracy protection organizations, are deeply concerned that politically motivated personnel...
EOIR, Mar. 17, 2021
"As part of EOIR’s ongoing efforts to improve operations and review existing policy memoranda, the following Policy Memorandum (PM) is rescinded: 1. PM 20-01, Case Processing at the Board of Immigration Appeals PM 20-01...
BIA, Mar. 15, 2021
"Amicus Invitation No. 21-15-03 AMICUS INVITATION (Divisibility of Iowa’s Theft Statute) Due Date: April 14, 2021 March 15, 2021 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus...
NYLAG v. BIA
"Plaintiff-Appellant New York Legal Assistance Group (“NYLAG”) seeks access to non-precedential “unpublished opinions” issued by Defendant-Appellee the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) in immigration...
Matter of Dikhtyar, 28 I&N Dec. 214 (BIA 2021) - Section 58-37-8(2)(a)(i) of the Utah Code, which criminalizes possession or use of a controlled substance, is divisible with respect to the identity of the specific “controlled substance”...
Matter of Rivera-Mendoza, 28 I&N Dec. 184 (BIA 2020)
The risk of harm to a child required to obtain a conviction for child neglect in the second degree under section 163.545(1) of the Oregon Revised Statutes is sufficiently high that the offense...
Matter of M-A-M-Z-, 28 I&N Dec. 173 (BIA 2020)
(1) Expert testimony is evidence, but only an Immigration Judge makes factual findings.
(2) When the Immigration Judge makes a factual finding that is not consistent with an expert’s opinion...