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June 16, 2000

Biographical Information on Members of the Board of Immigration Appeals

Hearing Oral Arguments in Chicago, Illinois

Lauren R. Mathon was appointed to the Board in September 1995. She received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971, a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, in 1974, and an M.A. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, in 1980. Before her appointment to the Board, she served as an Immigration Judge in Los Angeles and San Pedro, California, for 7 years. Ms. Mathon worked as a trial attorney with the Immigration and Naturalization Service in El Centro, California, in 1986, and in private immigration practice with attorney David Neumeister in El Monte, California, in 1987. She worked as a prosecuting attorney in the District Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, California, for 10 years. Ms. Mathon taught immigration law at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, and guest lectured at numerous immigration bar associations and law schools in southern California. She is a member of both the California and District of Columbia Bars.

Neil P. Miller was appointed to the Board in June 1999. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Attorney Examiner for the Board since October 1995. He received his undergraduate degree in 1967, and his law degree in 1974, both from the University of Arizona. Mr. Miller served as a Deputy Chief Attorney Examiner with the Board from 1987 until his appointment in July 1995 as a Senior Panel Attorney. He also served as a BIA Attorney-Advisor from 1980 to 1987. Prior to that, Mr. Miller was in private practice in Tucson, Arizona, and worked with the Foreign Operations Section of the Passport Office, Department of State.