Immigration Law

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BIA on Reliable Evidence, Alien Smuggling: Matter of Guzman-Sanchez (Unpub.)
Posted on 6 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Immigration Judge found that, based on the testimony of a Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") Special Agent and two Border Patrol Agents, as well as documentary evidence of record including an 1-213, Record of Deportable/Inadmissible... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Dec. 13-17, 2013
Posted on 29 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Ben Winograd and IRAC : " Salvador Espinoza Gonzalez , A021 576 036 (BIA Dec. 13, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) terminated proceedings following a Ninth Circuit decision finding Arizona sexual... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Dec. 9-12, 2013
Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Ben Winograd and IRAC : " Victor Rosel , A098 194 325 (BIA Dec. 9, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upheld a finding that New York criminal possession of controlled substance with intent to sell... Read More

IRAC Releases August 2015 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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& Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2015 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions , which now contains decisions issued through August 11, 2015. Among other newly added... Read More

IRAC Releases April 2015 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 23 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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& Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2015 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions , which now contains decisions issued through April 15, 2015. Among other newly added... Read More

A Public Service Announcement Regarding Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As many immigration attorneys already know, the Executive Office for Immigration Review is in the midst of a computer outage that has lasted more than a month. While the Board of Immigration Appeals has continued to issue decisions during the outage... Read More

Tags: psa , bia , winograd , unpubs , irac

BIA Unpubs, Nov. 25-26, 2013
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Ben Winograd and IRAC : "The last decision (on the NACARA material support bar) is particularly helpful. Juan Roberto Guzman , A044 466 955 (BIA Nov. 25, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) rescinded... Read More

CA11 on Continuances: Ferreira v. U.S. Atty. Gen. (Updated)
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Anderson Ferreira, a native and citizen of Brazil, sought a continuance of his deportation proceedings to await the availability of an immigrant visa based on his approved I-140 petition. After the Immigration Judge denied Ferreira’s motion... Read More

Yet More BIA Unpubs!
Posted on 18 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The indefatigable Ben Winograd , on behalf of the Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center , has posted many more unpublished BIA cases . Thank you, Ben! Read More

BIA Unpubs, Nov. 13, 2013
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Jose Antonio Monjazar-Fernandez , A200 611 977 (BIA Nov. 13, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found that the underlying proceedings were fundamentally unfair where the respondent, who was charged with being... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Dec. 18-27, 2013
Posted on 7 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Ben Winograd at IRAC : " Carlos Quitanilla-Chicas , A200 234 259 (BIA Dec. 18, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded for de novo proceedings in light of the absence of an oral or written decision... Read More

IRAC Releases June 2015 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Oct. 18-21, 2013
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Cresencio Araujo-Navarro , A200 662 702 (BIA Oct. 18, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded for further consideration of a request for voluntary departure where the respondent had not re-entered illegally... Read More

IRAC Releases 2015 Edition of Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the 2015 edition of its Index of Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals . The Index now contains links to more than a thousand unpublished BIA decisions... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Dec. 30-31, 2013
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Ben Winograd : " Jose Manuel Isabel Diaz , A205 500 422 (BIA Dec. 30, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that the phrase “reason to believe” in INA 212(a)(2)(C) was akin to “probable... Read More