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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

New Guidance to IJs and AOs pursuant to Grace v. Whitaker
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Karen Musalo , Bank of America Foundation Chair in International Law and Professor & Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings College of the Law writes: "Following up on U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan’s... Read More

EOIR Memo: Tracking and Expedition of "Family Unit" Cases (Nov. 16, 2018)
Posted on 16 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Nov. 16, 2018 "Clarifies the agency's tracking and expedition of "family unit" cases, as identified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the time of filing with the Immigration Court." Read More

The Supreme Court, EOIR and a Little Thing Called ISS - Matthew Hoppock
Posted on 22 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Hoppock, Sept. 20, 2018 - Post-Pereira, the DOJ Chooses Harsh IJ Performance Metrics Over Compliance With Supreme Court Mandate "It is starting to appear the Department of Justice has chosen not to comply with the Supreme Court’s... Read More

FOIA Results: Immigration Judges’ Conference Materials for 2018
Posted on 22 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Hoppock, Aug 21, 2018 - "Every summer the Immigration Judges from around the country meet in suburban Washington D.C. for a training session. The training materials are interesting, because they help us understand the IJs’ thinking... Read More