Immigration Law

IRAC Releases June 2015 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions

"The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2015 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions, which now contains decisions issued through June 11, 2015.

Among other newly added cases, the Index now contains decisions:

• Holding that an inconclusive record of conviction does not render a respondent ineligible for relief that is unavailable to applicants with aggravated felony convictions

• Finding that a Mississippi statute involving conspiracy to transfer ephedrine is not an aggravated felony

• Stating that cases involving unaccompanied minors seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status should be administratively closed or reset pending proceedings in state or juvenile court

• Rescinding an in absentia removal order based solely on the respondent’s sworn affidavit that he did not receive the hearing notice

For individuals purchasers, the 2015 edition of the Index can be obtained directly from IRAC for $75, or anonymously through Scribd.com for $100. Discounted group pricing is also available for firms, law school clinics, non-profit organizations, and government entities.

To purchase the Index directly from IRAC, please email author bwinograd@irac.net. To purchase the Index through Scribd.com, click here to log in or sign up for a free account, and then click here to purchase the Index (credit card required).

IRAC will continue to update the Index on a monthly basis with newly issued unpublished BIA decisions. Individuals who purchase the Index from IRAC will receive updated versions by email and a discount on our same day BIA filing service for the rest of 2015.

To preview the Index, and for answers to frequently asked questions, click here or visit http://www.irac.net/unpublished/index/." - IRAC, June 16, 2015.