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A recognized organization’s application for initial accreditation of a proposed representative must show that the individual has recently completed at least one formal training course that was designed to give new practitioners a solid overview of the fundamentals of immigration law and procedure...

EOIR to Host Stakeholder Meeting on Recognition and Accreditation Program; Mar. 21, 2014

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a meeting providing a general overview of EOIR's recognition and accreditation program. DATE: Friday, March 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. MEETING LOCATION: 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1800, Falls Church...

EOIR to Host Stakeholder Teleconference and Webinar on Recognition and Accreditation Program

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a teleconference and Webinar providing a general overview of EOIR's recognition and accreditation program. This event is intended to educate interested parties about the process for obtaining recognition...

USCIS Teleconference, BIA Recognition and Accreditation, Nov. 6, 2014

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 2 – 3 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the standard operating procedure for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation. During this engagement...

Three New BIA Precedent Decisions on Accreditation/Recognition

Where an organization is physically colocated or financially associated with, or otherwise attached to, a for-profit venture, the Board of Immigration Appeals will not approve an application for recognition unless it is confident that the organization will not be influenced, either explicitly or implicitly...

Two New Accredited Reps on Colorado's Western Slope

My friend Marketa Zubkova , originally from the Czech Republic, recently received her BIA accreditation for DHS petition matters. Together with Nicole Bernal Ruíz at the Hispanic Affairs Project , Marketa will continue to provide caring, competent representation to immigrants on Colorado's...

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives

Scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/14/2015 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has published in the Federal Register a proposed rule amending the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious,...

More Than 16,000 International Students Affected by Dept. of Education Action

DHS, Dec. 14, 2016 - "On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This decision affects more than 16,000 international students in the United States attending...

EOIR Announces Final Rule on the Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives

EOIR, Dec. 20, 2016 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced a final rule titled, Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives . This new rule, effective Jan. 18, 2017, amends the regulations governing the requirements and procedures...