Immigration Updates

IRAC Releases July 2015 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions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& Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2015 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions, which now contains decisions issued through July 8, 2015.

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

• Holding that asylum applicants need not have been married to a domestic abuser to be a member of a particular social group under Matter of A-R-C-G-

• Finding that sexual battery under N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-27.5A is not sexual abuse of a minor

• Administratively closing proceedings sua sponte for DHS to consider whether to exercise prosecutorial discretion

• Reopening proceedings for a respondent wanting to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver (Form I-601A)

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IRAC will continue to update the Index on a monthly basis with newly issued unpublished BIA decisions.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

Unpublished BIA Decisions
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This Index contains links to more than 4,000 unpublished BIA decisions selected for