Immigration Updates

IRAC Releases August 2015 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions

The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2015 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions, which now contains decisions issued through August 11, 2015.

Among other newly added cases, the Index now contains decisions:

• Terminating proceedings with prejudice under Mellouli v. Lynch, 135 S. Ct. 1980 (2015), against a respondent convicted of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia under N.C.G.S. 90-113.22

• Reversing the discretionary denial of an adjustment application where the immigration judge relied on allegations in a pre-sentence investigation regarding a prior offense for which the respondent was never charged

• Holding that a respondent who arrived 30 minutes late did not fail to appear for his hearing

• Denying an interlocutory DHS appeal challenging the grant of a motion to change venue filed by a detained respondent

For individuals purchasers, the 2015 edition of the Index can be obtained directly from IRAC for $75, or anonymously through for $100. Discounted group pricing is also available for firms, law school clinics, non-profit organizations, and government entities.

To purchase the Index directly from IRAC, please email author To purchase the Index through, click here to log in or sign up for a free account, and then click here to purchase the Index (credit card required).

IRAC will continue to update the Index on a monthly basis with newly issued unpublished BIA decisions. Individuals who purchase the Index from IRAC will receive updated versions by email and a discount on our same day BIA filing service for the rest of 2015.

To preview the Index, and for answers to frequently asked questions, click here or visit

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