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Letter from National Consortium of Immigration Practitioners- No Notice & Docket Reshuffling, Oct. 25, 2022
"We write this letter as a consortium of over 200 immigration practitioners from across thenation. We are private practitioners, professors, and non-profit advocates who togetherrepresent non-citizens in every state of the nation, the District of Columbia and PuertoRico. This consortium includes both American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)members and non-AILA members and has convened for the sole focus of the issuesoutlined in this letter. Signatories include individuals and organizations who are allies ofthis consortium.
For over a year and more recently, practitioners have experienced a lack of any notice andsufficient notice from the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) for individualcalendar hearings. The statute requires written notice. See INA § 240(c)(5)(A). This lackof notice has created hardship that falls heavily on respondents and their counsel, whooverwhelmingly carry the burden of proof in proceedings, and requires gathering andfiling detailed evidence prior to Individual hearings. ..."