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Remember the NYLAG Settlement? (BIA Unpubs.)

January 20, 2023 (1 min read)

In case you had forgotten...

"...In February 2022, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered the Board to establish an online library of its unpublished opinions – the result of a settlement between the NYLAG and the U.S. Department of Justice. By giving immigrants and their lawyers full access to the Board’s opinions, the settlement will allow them to fight removal and other adverse actions with the same knowledge of case law that attorneys representing the government already have.  Under the settlement, the Board will be 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. Posting will begin in October 2022 and will be phased in over several years. ..." - Huge Win in NYLAG Lawsuit Levels the Legal Playing Field for Immigrant Advocates

One result of the settlement is this EOIR online "reading room" tool.  It does not seem very user-friendly, at least to me.  I did manage to extract two unpublished BIA "winners," here and here.  Please alert me if you find more!