The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) is part of the Executive Office for Immigration Review and it is the body that reviews decisions made by Immigration Judges. In some cases, the BIA also reviews decision of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Such as when the USCIS denies an I-130 family-based petition, the petitioner may appeal to the BIA. If the BIA affirms the denial, the appeal is not to the Court of Appeals but to the Federal District Court.
BIA decisions are the final administrative action in a removal proceeding. Some BIA decisions may be appealed to a U.S. Court of Appeals.
The BIA may affirm the decision of an Immigration Judge. Alternatively, the Board may either reverse or remand a Judge’s decision.
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