Immigration Law

EOIR Interim Rule (Aug. 26, 2019)

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 changes related to the establishment of an Office of Policy within EOIR in 2017, and makes related clarifications or changes to the organizational role of EOIR’s Office of the General Counsel (‘‘OGC’’) and Office of Legal Access Programs (‘‘OLAP’’). This interim rule further updates the Department of Justice (‘‘Department’’) organizational regulations to synchronize them with EOIR’s regulations, makes nomenclature changes to the titles of the members of the Board of Immigration Appeals (‘‘BIA’’ or ‘‘Board’’), and provides for a further delegation of authority from the Attorney General to the EOIR Director (‘‘Director’’) regarding the efficient disposition of appeals. This interim rule also clarifies the Director’s authority to adjudicate cases following changes to EOIR’s Recognition and Accreditation Program (‘‘R&A Program’’) in 2017. DATES: This rule is effective August 26, 2019. Written or electronic comments must be submitted on or before October 25, 2019. Written comments postmarked on or before that date will be considered timely. The electronic Federal Docket Management System will accept comments until midnight eastern standard time at the end of that day."