Immigration Law

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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From Ben Winograd and IRAC : " Salvador Espinoza Gonzalez , A021 576 036 (BIA Dec. 13, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) terminated proceedings following a Ninth Circuit decision finding Arizona sexual...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From Ben Winograd and IRAC : " Victor Rosel , A098 194 325 (BIA Dec. 9, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upheld a finding that New York criminal possession of controlled substance with intent to sell...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

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 Juan Roberto Guzman , A044 466 955 (BIA Nov. 25, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) rescinded...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

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" Jose Antonio Monjazar-Fernandez , A200 611 977 (BIA Nov. 13, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found that the underlying proceedings were fundamentally unfair where the respondent, who was charged with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From Ben Winograd at IRAC : " Carlos Quitanilla-Chicas , A200 234 259 (BIA Dec. 18, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded for de novo proceedings in light of the absence of an oral or written decision...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

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" Cresencio Araujo-Navarro , A200 662 702 (BIA Oct. 18, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded for further consideration of a request for voluntary departure where the respondent had not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

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From Ben Winograd : " Jose Manuel Isabel Diaz , A205 500 422 (BIA Dec. 30, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that the phrase “reason to believe” in INA 212(a)(2)(C) was akin to “probable...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

IRAC Releases 2014 Edition of Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Winograd writes: "The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center (IRAC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 edition of its Index of Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals . About the Index The Index... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Nov. 27-29, 2013
Posted on 14 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Ben Winograd and IRAC : " Armando Parra Reyes , A091 156 708 (BIA Nov. 27, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) terminated proceedings upon finding that neither sodomy under Ga. Code 16-6-15(a), theft... Read More

Fresh BIA Unpubs from the Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center
Posted on 9 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Uploaded by Ben Winograd for the Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center : http://www.scribd.com/doc/152500690/Edita-Magdirila-Baua-A097-167-177-BIA-June-27-2013 In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upheld its... Read More

Unpublished BIA Decision of the Month (January 2014)
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Winograd writes : "Our featured unpublished decision for January 2014 involves an issue as important as it is convoluted: when immigration judges may consult conviction records—such as an indictment or plea colloquy—to determine... Read More

More Amazing BIA Unpubs on Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

For example: Jose Javier Linares-Valencia, A059 170 269 (BIA Aug. 23, 2012) - "In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) returned the case for further proceedings because the Immigration Judge did not advise the respondent... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Nov. 14-18, 2013
Posted on 25 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From IRAC and Ben Winograd : " Jose Antonio Soto Moran , A078 744 043 (BIA Nov. 14, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) vacated the denial of the respondent’s request for administrative closure and... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Dec. 3-6, 2013
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Ben Winograd at IRAC : " Juan Quiroga-Briones , A028 323 575 (BIA Dec. 3, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded for further consideration of whether the respondent’s conviction under Texas... Read More

BIA Unpubs, Nov. 1-12, 2013
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Courtesy of Ben Winograd and IRAC : Tui Pele Falo , A035 046 579 (BIA Nov. 1, 2013) In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found the respondent was convicted of both an aggravated felony and a particularly serious crime... Read More