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San Antonio Immigration Court Non-Detained Cases Pushed to November 2019

"We have been having communications with EOIR for months about setting a date for the non-detained cases that have been going off calendar. EOIR has now said that the system will show November 29, 2019 as the reset date for all of the non-detained cases that have not been heard in past months. At...

Refugee Kids Face Uneven Justice

"After fleeing Central America, child migrants now face a very uneven brand of justice in U.S. immigration courts, where access to a lawyer and the location of the court itself are often the deciding variables in who stays and who doesn’t. A POLITICO analysis of government data shows that...

FY14 Stats Released by EOIR

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the release of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Statistics Yearbook. The book is a representation of data that EOIR tracked and compiled during the previous fiscal year. As in previous years, the figures and tables contained within the...

Mar. 24, 2015 EOIR Memo: Docketing Practices Relating to UACs

Docketing Practices Relating to Unaccompanied Children Cases and Adults with Children Released on Alternatives to Detention Cases in Light of the New Priorities "This memorandum supersedes the September 10, 2014 memorandum entitled "Docketing Practices Relating to Unaccompanied Children...

OCIJ OPPM 15-01: Hearing Procedures for Cases Covered by New DHS Priorities and Initiatives

"This Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) provides background and guidance on hearings for aliens who might be covered by new immigration-related enforcement priorities and initiatives established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ... At the present time, there are...

News Excerpts From the May 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

H-2B Applications and Prevailing Wage Requests Continue Through May 15; USCIS Resumes Premium Processing | On April 15, 2015, the federal district court for the Northern District of Florida issued a further order in Perez v. Perez, No 3:14-cv-682 (N.D. Fla., March 4, 2015) permitting the DOL to continue...

Immigration Attys Say DOJ Isn't Complying With FOIA Request

"The American Immigration Lawyers Association on Thursday urged a D.C. federal court to enforce an order that the Executive Office for Immigration Review must turn over documents related to AILA’s request for information on complaints against immigration judges, saying the government is shirking...

EOIR Announces I³

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced that it has launched eInfo, a web-based application that allows registered attorneys and fully accredited representatives to view their clients’ case information. eInfo provides similar information to that which is currently...

Osuna: EOIR Needs More of Everything

"Immigrants already on United States soil may have to wait years to see an immigration court judge. It’s a problem that’s worse than it’s ever been, with a backlog of over 400,000 cases. In his first ever TV interview on camera, the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration...

EOIR Interim Rule: BIA Expands to 17 Members

"This rule amends the Department of Justice regulations relating to the organization of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) by adding two Board member positions, thereby expanding the Board to 17 members. ... This rule is effective June 3, 2015." - Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 ...

Details Revealed On 18 New Immigration Judges - Law360

Law360, July 7, 2015 - " Eighteen judges have started new jobs in immigration courts around the U.S., and while their paths have intersected at the bench, documents provided to Law360 on Tuesday show they took distinct routes to get to this point. The Executive Office for Immigration Review , a...

EOIR: Chief IJ Steps Down

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced that, following more than six years of service with distinction as Chief Immigration Judge, Brian M. O’Leary has decided to return to the immigration bench as an immigration judge at the Arlington Immigration Court. This position...

EOIR on Use of Electronics in 'EOIR Space'

EOIR, Aug. 5, 2015 - EOIR Security Directive 01-2015: Public Use of Electronic Devices in EOIR Space "In Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) space in both federal and commercial facilities, use of electronic devices (including but not limited to cellular phones, smart phones, cameras...

EOIR Set to Publish Representation Rules

EOIR, Sept. 16, 2015 - EOIR Publishes Rules Regarding Legal Representation " The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced that the Deputy Attorney General has signed for publication in the Federal Register one proposed rule and two final rules, each addressing various aspects...

EOIR Rules (Two Final, One Proposed) in Oct. 1st Federal Register

List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers for Individuals in Immigration Proceedings - "This final rule adopts, as amended, the proposed rule entitled “List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers for Aliens in Immigration Proceedings.” The final rule changes the name of the “List of...

EOIR Publishes Representation Rules

1. Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings - "This final rule adopts, without change, the proposed rule ‘‘Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings’’ as published in the Federal Register on September 17, 2014. Specifically, this final rule...

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives

Scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/14/2015 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has published in the Federal Register a proposed rule amending the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious,...

EOIR Notice of Meetings

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has published in the Federal Register a proposed rule amending the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or similar organizations to represent...

DOJ Adds Two New Immigration Judges

EOIR, Nov. 9, 2015 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the investiture of two immigration judges."

Geoffrey Hoffman: EOIR Needs Better Immigration Judges

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman , Nov. 24, 2015 - "It is important, I think, to note the import but also the paradox behind the BIA's latest precedent decision, Matter of Y-S-L-C-, 26 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 2015) that admonishes IJ's not to bully minors. In the decision, the Board discusses conduct...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

EOIR Appoints New Immigration Judges and Assistant Chief Immigration Judges | In November, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced the appointment of two new immigration judges and six new assistant chief immigration judges. Jonathan Simpson, a former assistant chief counsel for U...

News Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

USCIS Ombudsman Recommends Improvements to SIJ Adjudication Process| On December 11, 2015, the Ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a 12-page report containing recommendations for improving the process for adjudicating applications for Special Immigration Juvenile (SIJ) status...

EOIR Swears In Nine Immigration Judges

EOIR, Feb. 1, 2016 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the investiture of nine immigration judges. Acting Chief Immigration Judge Print Maggard presided over the investiture during a ceremony held Jan. 29, 2016, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces...

Groups File Immigration 'Rocket Docket' FOIA Lawsuit Against Feds

CNS, Feb. 3, 2016 - "The Department of Justice makes it harder for vulnerable children and families to avoid deportation by hiding its priority immigration docketing policies from the public, the American Immigration Lawyers Association claims in court. Joined by three other legal groups, the AILA...

EOIR Revises Docketing Practices for Certain Priority Cases

EOIR, Feb. 4, 2016 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released a memorandum , titled Revised Docketing Practices Relating to Certain EOIR Priority Cases , to provide guidance to its immigration judges regarding changes to the agency docketing priorities. These are the first formal...