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Just Say Wikipedia

If the BIA's decision in  Matter of L-A-C- , 26 I&N Dec. 516 (BIA 2015) lives on in the annals of important BIA decisions it will probably be the discussion regarding continuances in removal proceedings or because of the decision's value to IJs in justifying their demand for more corroborating evidence even when the applicant's testimony is credible. It could also be because the decision is a strong reminder of the wide discretion immigration judges exercise when determining whether to grant a continuance.  Basically, after of the legal analysis is finished, everything comes down to whether the IJ wants to grant the continuance or not. But I really do not want to talk about an IJ's discretion to grant or deny a motion to continue.  It is such a boring topic, and depending on your IJ, it can be a depressing topic.  Instead, the most interesting thing to me was the BIA's explicit finding that Wikipedia entries are not the best evidence. Citing Badasa v. Muk