Immigration Law

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EOIR Interim Rule (Aug. 26, 2019)
Posted on 25 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 "This interim rule amends the regulations related to the internal organization of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (‘‘EOIR’’). This interim rule reflects... Read More

Major Changes at EOIR Spark Strong Reactions
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR will publish an Interim Rule on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. An advance copy is posted here . The National Association of Immigration Judges posted its reaction here . Former BIA Chairman and Immigration Judge Paul W. Schmidt posted his reaction here... Read More

Tags: barr , bia , eoir

A.G. Barr Adds Six New BIA Members
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 23, 2019 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced the investiture of six new Board members. Board of Immigration Appeals Chairman David L. Neal presided over the investiture during a ceremony held Aug. 23, 2019, at... Read More

Tags: barr , bia , eoir

Advance Copy of EOIR Interim Rule
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/26/2019. "This interim rule amends the regulations related to the internal organization of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”). This interim rule... Read More

Recent EOIR Policy Memos
Posted on 19 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. July 15, 2019, Guidelines Regarding New Regulations Governing Asylum and Protection Claims 2. Aug. 16, 2019, Use of Status Dockets 3. Aug. 16, 2019, Allegations of Misconduct by EOIR Adjudicators and Ex Parte Communications Read More

Tags: policy memo , eoir

EOIR's Troubling New Regulations - Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, July 5, 2019 "On July 2, the Department of Justice published final regulations impacting how decisions of immigration judges will be reviewed, both on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals and by certification to the Attorney... Read More

EOIR to Limit Interpretation at MCH?
Posted on 1 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hon. Paul Wickham Schmidt, July 1, 2019 "No, it isn’t as dramatic as pictures of drowned families and caged toddlers. But, the effects of the latest move by those running our U.S. Immigration Courts and their political handlers could turn... Read More

EOIR Final Rule - Board of Immigration Appeals: Affirmance Without Opinion, Referral for Panel Review, and Publication of Decisions as Precedents
Posted on 1 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2019 "The Department of Justice (Department) is publishing this final rule (“final rule” or “rule”) to amend the regulations regarding the administrative review procedures... Read More

Tags: bia , eoir , final rule

A.G. Barr Seeks to Push BIA Final Rule over Finish Line
Posted on 12 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Bureau, Apr. 12, 2019 "Attorney General William Barr is making his first major moves on immigration policy since his confirmation, setting up big changes for the courts that decide whether immigrants... Read More

Tags: Regulation , barr , bia , eoir , USCIS

Is Breitbart Running EOIR's News Feed?
Posted on 5 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Hoppock, Apr. 5, 2019 "Starting in September, 2018 the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) started producing this publication called the “EOIR Morning Briefing.” They’re not quite daily and they look like a... Read More

'No Dark Courtrooms' - EOIR
Posted on 3 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR Policy Memo dated Mar. 29, 2019, effective May 1, 2019 "[I]t is appropriate for EOIR to adopt a formal policy of "no dark courtrooms" and to direct OCIJ managers to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that all blocks of available... Read More

The Immigration Court: Issues and Solutions - Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Editor's Note: This is the most important - and damning - exposé of the Immigration Courts to date. Please read every word. Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 28, 2019 " The following is the transcript of my lecture on March 28, 2019 at Cornell... Read More

EOIR ANPRM on Limited Representation
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2019 "The Department of Justice (Department) is evaluating the possibility of revising the rules and procedures governing representation and appearance during proceedings before the Executive... Read More

EOIR on Use of Electronics in 'EOIR Space'
Posted on 23 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Mar. 20, 2019 "... Attorneys or representatives of record and attorneys from the Department of Homeland Security representing the government in proceedings before EOIR will be permitted to use electronic devices in EOIR courtrooms for the... Read More

31 New Immigration Judges (EOIR, Mar. 18, 2019)
Posted on 23 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Mar. 18, 2019 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced the investiture of 31 new immigration judges." Read More