Immigration Law

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EOIR Updates FOIA Request Process
Posted on 27 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Sept. 26, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced that, to more quickly and effectively respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests, requestors are strongly encouraged to submit... Read More

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EOIR to Hold Regional Stakeholder Meetings Regarding Internet-Based Hearings
Posted on 19 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Sept. 19, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to attend a regional stakeholder meeting regarding internet-based hearings. During the regional stakeholder meeting, senior officials from the Office... Read More

BIA Pro Bono Project News (Sept. 15, 2022)
Posted on 15 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Sept. 15, 2022 "As part of EOIR’s “Access EOIR” initiative, the agency is seeking to revise its Form EOIR-26 , Notice of Appeal from a Decision of an Immigration Judge, to include a section for unrepresented respondents... Read More

Tags: bia , pro bono , eoir

Advance Copy: EOIR Final Rule, Limited Appearances
Posted on 13 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/14/2022 "On March 27, 2019, the Department of Justice (the Department) published in the Federal Register an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public... Read More

EOIR Director's Memo: The Asylum Procedures Rule (Aug. 26, 2022)
Posted on 12 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 26, 2022 "... Going forward under the interim final rule, immigration judges will continue to review asylum officers’ credible fear determinations. They will also adjudicate cases in the new streamlined removal proceedings, with... Read More

Tags: eoir , asylum

EOIR to Open Sterling, VA Immigration Court
Posted on 2 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Sept. 2, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced it will open a new immigration court in Sterling, Virginia, on Oct. 3, 2022. The Sterling Immigration Court will include 19 immigration judges. It will be the... Read More

EOIR Updates BIA, Immigration Court Practice Manuals (Aug. 26, 2022)
Posted on 26 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 26, 2022 "For over two decades, the public has relied upon the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s public-facing guidance for practice before the agency. The Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual was first published... Read More

EOIR Job Opening: Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Immigration Law Division)
Posted on 23 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 23, 2022 "Job Description: The Supervisory Attorney Advisor (ILD) manages the day-to-day operations of the Immigration Law Division. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Plan and direct general legal activities... Read More

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Memo: EOIR Director David Neal on Internet-Based Hearings (Aug. 11, 2022)
Posted on 16 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 11, 2022 "... This memorandum discusses internet-based hearings and sets out guidelines to apply to such hearings across the immigration courts going forward. ..." Read More

EOIR Announces 19 New Immigration Judges
Posted on 5 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 5, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the appointment of 19 immigration judges to courts in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. EOIR continues... Read More

EOIR to Host Webinar Public Forum on Practice Manuals
Posted on 12 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 92 / Thursday, May 12, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (‘‘EOIR’’) invites interested parties to attend a public forum to discuss and provide feedback on EOIR’s Immigration... Read More

Tags: webinar , eoir

EOIR "Friend of the Court" Policy Memo (May 5, 2022)
Posted on 6 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, May 5, 2022 "Provide updated guidance on utilizing the Friend of the Court model in removal proceedings before the immigration courts; rescind and cancel Policy Memorandum 20-05." Read More

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EOIR Rescinds Three Policy Memos (Apr. 18, 2022)
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Apr. 18, 2022 "As EOIR continues to review existing agency policies and practices, the following Policy Memoranda (PM) are rescinded: 1. PM 19-05, Guidance Regarding the Adjudication of Asylum Applications Consistent with INA § 208... Read More

Tags: policy memo , eoir

Garland Appoints New BIA Member: Beth Liebmann
Posted on 15 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Apr. 13, 2022 "Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has appointed Beth Liebmann as a Member of EOIR’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). ... Judge Liebmann earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1981 from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor... Read More

Tags: bia , eoir , garland

Garland Appoints 25 New Immigration Judges
Posted on 25 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Mar. 25, 2022 "Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed Roberto K. Amaya, Matthew S. Bohrer , Illya-Karina J. Bonet, Monique Carreras-Amadeo, Claudia R. Cubas, Kyle A. Dandelet, Ayodele A. Gansallo, Annette Gaul, Iman Ghasri, Matthew... Read More