Board of Immigration Appeals


Board of Immigration Appeals

The Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") is the part of the Executive Office for Immigration Review that reviews the decisions of the Immigration Courts and some decisions of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is an administrative appellate body that is part of the United States Department of Justice. [http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/vll/intdec/lib_indecitnet.html BIA decisions] are the final administrative action in a given case. The next stage of appeal after a BIA decision is usually in the U.S. Court of Appeals, if an appeal is allowed by statute.

The BIA is located in Falls Church, Virginia, and comprises 11 Board Members, who are administrative judges appointed by the U.S. Attorney General.

External links

* [http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/biainfo.htm Board of Immigration Appeals]
* [http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/ Executive Office for Immigration Review]
* [http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm List of Free Legal Service Providers] (provided by the U.S. Department of Justice)


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