Ben Winograd

Ben has been an attorney at IRAC since 2013. In addition to representing clients, Ben coordinates IRAC’s filing of pro bono and amicus briefs and tracks immigration issues that have created splits among federal appellate courts. Ben manages IRAC’s unpublished BIA decisions project and is the author of the Index of Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ben also maintains IRAC’s Twitter feed (@AppellateCenter), which provides links to published and unpublished decisions from the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal circuit courts.

Ben received his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2010, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. He previously worked as a legal fellow and staff attorney at the American Immigration Council, where he argued Hanif v. Att’y Gen., 694 F.3d 479 (3d Cir. 2012) and Leiba v. Holder, 699 F.3d 346 (4th Cir. 2012) (overruling Matter of Koljenovic, 25 I&N Dec. 219 (BIA 2010)). Ben worked as a reporter before and during law school, and has written for the Associated Press, SCOTUSblog, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Bar Admissions

Ben is a member of the Bar of the State of California and is registered to practice before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. He is admitted in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits.

Professional Organizations

Ben is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.


  • Index of Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Article: “212(h) Waivers: An Emerging Option for LPRs Facing Removal,” AILA Immigration Practice Pointers (forthcoming) (co-author)
  • Article: “The Meaning of ‘Admission’ Under the Immigration Laws,” AILA Immigration Practice Pointers (2013-14 Edition)
  • Article: “Lawful Status, Unlawful Presence, And Other Elusive Concepts That Can Affect Your Client’s Right To Remain In The United States,” AILA Immigration Practice Pointers (2011-12 Edition) (co-author)
  • Article: “Motions To Suppress: Preserving The ‘Egregious’ Exception Under Lopez-Mendoza,” Immigration Practice Pointers (2011-12 Edition) (co-author)
  • Op-Ed: “Why the Supreme Court ruling on immigration is a clear rebuke to Arizona,” Christian Science Montior, June 26, 2012
  • Current Development, Supreme Court to Render Decision in Dada v. Mukasey, 22 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 361 (Winter, 2008)


Unpublished BIA Decisions
Ramon Garcia-Fonseca, A075 535 094 (BIA June 5, 2014)

In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) was not inadmissible