Immigration Updates

IRAC Releases June 2016 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions

The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2016 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions, which now contains decisions issued through June 9, 2016.

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

• Faulting an immigration judge for denying a request for a continuance for a respondent seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile status who had already filed a dependency petition in the appropriate state court

• Rescinding an in absentia order against a respondent who was not informed of her hearing by a notario

• Holding that a statute of conviction referenced in a plea colloquy supersedes that referenced in an abstract of judgment


• Finding an attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to submit an application required to seek cancellation of removal

The Index can be purchased directly from IRAC for $75, or anonymously through for $100. To purchase the Index directly from IRAC, please email author To purchase the Index anonymously 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 also offers group pricing to firms, law school clinics, non-profit organizations, and government entities.

IRAC will update the Index on a monthly basis with newly issued unpublished BIA decisions. Individuals who purchase the Index directly from IRAC will receive emails each month for the rest of 2016 containing an updated version of the Index and a separate list of newly added cases. Purchasers will also receive a discount on IRAC’s same day BIA filing service for the rest of 2016.

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

Unpublished BIA Decisions
Index of Unpublished Decisions of The Board of Immigration Appeals (2024 edition)

This Index contains links to more than 5,000 unpublished BIA decisions selected for