Minnesota Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Attorney

The Board of Immigration Appeals

The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) is the part of the Executive Office for Immigration Review that is authorized to review most decisions of Immigration Judges and some types of decisions of Department of Homeland Security officers.  Located in Falls Church, Virginia, the BIA consists of a board of judges who have been appointed by the Attorney General.  This board is considered an administrative appellate body that is part of the United States Department of Justice.  Its jurisdiction continues beyond removal proceedings.  Depending upon the numbers of resignations, retirements, and new appointments, the board’s size may have up to 15 members.  Many of the decisions are made by panels composed of approximately 3 board members while some decisions are made by one member of the board.  Even though decisions made by the BIA are usually the final action brought in removal proceedings, there are some decisions that may be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals.  With these decisions, the board may affirm or reverse the Immigration Judge’s decision.


The BIA allows non-attorneys to represent clients in court proceedings so long as the non-attorney party is a member of a BIA-recognized organization and has obtained BIA accreditation.  Generally, these persons are a part of non-profit organizations.  Although the BIA does give this exception, we encourage you to call our office and speak to one of our attorneys about your case.  Tarshish Cody’s immigration attorneys have the knowledge and experience it takes to represent you.  We will fight for you because we care about you and your situation.  Call us directly at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below) to discuss your case with one of our immigration attorneys.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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