San Diego Law Review

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This article by the form Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals examines the Board's function. The Board of Immigration Appeals is a quasi-judicial tribunal that is attached to the office of the Attorney General. The Board has never received statutory recognition and depends upon the Attorney General for its existence. The author argues that the Board should receive statutory recognition from Congress so that it can better fulfill its mission. The author begins with the origin and history of the Board. He then discusses how the Board has come to be the administrative institution that it is today. Finally he discusses the problems currently confronting the Board as well as solutions to the problems.