Board of Immigration Appeals  (BIA)

Matter of J-J-G-, 27 I&N Dec. 808 (BIA 2020)

Interim Decision #3981 808  - Extreme hardship for cancellation of removal just got much more difficult to prove. READ.

BIA Precedential Decisions

Table of Precedential BIA Decisions from the DOJ website (updated 1995-2017)

Note: This document compiles headnotes from BIA precedent cases published in volumes 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27 of the Administrative Decisions under the Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States, organized by topic.  It currently includes headnotes from all BIA cases published from Matter of Esposito (March 30, 1995) through Matter of Izaguirre (July 21, 2017).



J-L-, AXXX XXX 280 (BIA June 9, 2020)

Delivery of cocaine under Fla. Stat. 893.13(1)(a)(1) not an aggravated felony under Gordon v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 861 F.3d 1314, 1319 (11th Cir. 2017)

(Liebowitz, Gemoets, Creppy)


L-M-P-F-, AXXX XXX 027 (BIA May 22, 2020)

Delivery of heroin under Or. Rev. Stat. 475.850 not an aggravated felony because it does not involve a commercial element.

(Morris, Creppy, Gemoets)

J-M-G-S-, AXXX XXX 843 (BIA Feb. 27, 2020) *Small amount of Marijuana*

Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in violation of 35 Pa. Cons. Stat. 780-113(a)(30) not an aggravated felony because it could be applied to the distribution of a small amount of marijuana. (Hunsucker, Malphrus, Gemoets)

Jan Wladyslaw Matusiak, A093 374 939 (BIA May 18, 2020)  *Distribution in School Zone*

Distributing, dispensing or possessing a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog within 1,000 feet of school property or a bus under NJSA §2C:35-7 not an aggravated felony under Rosa v. Att’yGen., 950 F.3d 67 (3d Cir. 2020)

Updated November 27, 2018