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Recognition & Accreditation (R&A) Program

Below you will find links to BIA precedents on the Recognition and Accreditation Program.

Matter of Central California Legal Services, Inc. - Accreditation (PDF)
To qualify for accreditation, a proposed representative must first be trained in immigration fundamentals

Matter of EAC - Recognition (PDF)
Adequate knowledge, information and experience in immigration law and procedure required for Recognition

Matter of EAC - Accreditation (PDF)
Broad knowledge and experience in immigration law and procedure required for accreditation

In re Chaplain Services, Inc. - Recognition (PDF)
Organization expected to successfully rebut an adverse recommendation from DHS

Matter of Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. - Recognition (PDF)
Each branch office independently required to apply for recognition and accreditation of representatives

Matter of Baptist Educational Center - Recognition (PDF)
Withdrawal of recognition

Matter of Lutheran Ministries of Florida - Recognition (PDF)
Detailed information of an organizations operation, such as supervision and training of staff, and availability of legal resource materials required for recognition

Matter of American Paralegal Academy, Inc. - Recognition (PDF)
Nominal charges and funding 

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