Immigration Law

'No Dark Courtrooms' - EOIR

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
immigration court time are being utilized for scheduling cases. In short, there should not be a dark
courtroom during a court's normal operating hours unless there is absolutely no immigration judge
available, including by VTC."