550. Evidential provisions.

On an appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission1, the Commission may consider evidence about any matter which it thinks relevant to the substance of the decision, including evidence which concerns a matter arising after the date of the decision2. Where the appellant3 wishes to rely on evidence in support of his appeal, he must file with the Special Immigration Appeals Commission and serve on the Secretary of State4 and on any special advocate5 a statement of that evidence6, and where the appellant serves such a statement the Secretary of State must:


    (1)     make a reasonable search for exculpatory