Case Remanded from the BIA and Circuit Court and now person can fight for his Green Card. Person lost in Immigration Court and the BIA due to a drug conviction. The Fourth Circuit held that the plain language of the regulations confers on IJs and the BIA the inherent authority to terminate removal proceedings. A typical BIA appeal processing period ranges from six to twelve months. However, depending on the case, this may be extended. If you disagree with the Immigration Judge’s decision, you can ask the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) to review the decision to make sure the Immigration Judge did not make a mistake.