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NYLAG Unpub. BIA FOIA Update

January 30, 2023 (1 min read)

NYLAG, Jan. 30, 2023

"... Under the settlement approved in February 2022, the Board is required to place nearly all its opinions into an online reading room, accessible to all in perpetuity, ensuring that immigration advocates will have access to these opinions within six months of when they are issued. The Board also must post its decisions dating back to 2017 as well as some from 2016. In January 2023, the Board began posting BIA decisions in an electronic reading room located here. By July 15, 2023, DOJ must post unpublished BIA decisions issued between January and September 2022; by October 15, 2023, DOJ must post decisions issued between October and December 2022; and this schedule continues until 2028, when EOIR will required to post all decisions within 6 months of their issuance. DOJ will also post past BIA decisions going back to 2016 on a rolling basis, including a batch of 2016 decisions that it must post by April 15, 2023. The full schedule is in the settlement stipulation at the link below. If you have questions or concerns about the reading room, please reach out to NYLAG hopes to work with the Board to resolve any issues faced by advocates."