BIA Recognition and Accreditation

 

Does your nonprofit agency want to develop a legal immigration program, but lack attorneys on staff or the money to hire them?

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has proposed significant changes in the standards and procedure for obtaining agency recognition and staff accreditation (R&A) from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

On September 17, the the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced a new, proposed rule governing recognition and accreditation. When finalized, date yet unknown, the new rule will have a significant impact on the charitable immigration legal field. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the future of your profession and learn how to become involved in CLINIC’s advocacy efforts to make recognition and accreditation benefit low-income immigrants seeking your services.

The BIA has held that an adoption is valid for immigration purposes – even if the child has turned 16 at the time of the final order – if the state court has allowed the order to be backdated.

Read about the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, see who are our new affiliates, and check the monthly Visa Bulletin.

Topics include an article on the updates to the fee schedule by the state department, as well as a new network profile.

Topics include an article on the BIA issuing three decisions examining the Adam Walsh Act. A listing of BIA accreditations for the month is also included.

Topics include notes from a NSC teleconference, a listing of BIA accreditations, and an article on provisional waivers.

Topics include advocacy updates, information on adjustment for visa waiver entrants, and a network profile.

Join us for CLINIC’s kick-off webinar for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) preparation in 2013, the first in a series. This free webinar training covers the application process and requirements for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation. We also discuss the latest BIA developments, including the new FAQ sheet released by the BIA, training requirements for staff, and issues the BIA is analyzing before submitting proposed changes to recognition and accreditation regulations.

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) submitted these comments on March 30, 2012 in response to the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) proposal to amend the regulations governing the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives who appear before EOIR.