The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws. The BIA has been given nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals from certain decisions rendered by immigration judges and by district directors of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a wide variety of proceedings in which the Government of the United States is one party and the other party is an alien, a citizen, or a business firm. In addition, the BIA is responsible for the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives requesting permission to practice before DHS, the immigration courts, and the BIA. (www.justice.gov)
Accredited representatives may assist aliens in immigration proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals (Board), or before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or both. Some accredited representatives may assist aliens only before DHS. All accredited representatives must be designated by an organization that is recognized by the Board. Organizations must apply to the Board for recognition as well as accreditation of its representatives. The rules for qualifying organizations, requests for recognition, withdrawal of recognition, and accreditation of representatives can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, 8 C.F.R. § 292.2 and § 1292.2. (www.justice.gov)
San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center
An Accredited Organization with Accredited Representatives
The San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center has been an accredited organization since: September 2002
Our current accreditation was recently renewed and will expire: 10/14/2014
Accredited Representatives include: Flora Archuleta and Venus J. Valdez
To see a list of Accredited Organizations and Representatives throughout the United States including the San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center please click here.
If you would like to learn more about the BIA and accreditation please visit The United States Department of Justice website.
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To connect and empower immigrants with resources to achieve legal documentation, fulfill their economic needs, and integrate into the community.
Jeanne "Gigi" Darricades
Beatriz Garcia Waddell