Immigration Law

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Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/26/2020 "The Department of Justice (“Department”) proposes to amend the regulations of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) regarding... Read More

Barr Refers Matter of A-M-R-C- to Himself: Amicus Brief Invitation
Posted on 17 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of A-M-R-C-, 28 I&N Dec. 7 (A.G. 2020) Interim Decision #3986 Matter of A-M-R-C-, Respondent Decided by Attorney General June 17, 2020 U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Pursuant... Read More

Justice For Sale? DOJ Offered Buyouts to Pre-Trump BIA Members
Posted on 28 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tanvi Misra, Roll Call, May 27, 2020 "The Justice Department offered buyouts to pre-Trump administration career members on its influential immigration appeals board as part of an ongoing effort to restructure the immigration court system with new... Read More

EOIR Policy Memo: Filings and Signatures (Apr. 3, 2020)
Posted on 6 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Apr. 3, 2020 "This Policy Memorandum (PM) updates EOIR's policies regarding permissible signatures on documents filed with the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. As of March 31, 2020, EOIR has begun accepting digital... Read More

Barr Adds Two Members to BIA: Advance Copy
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/01/2020 "This rule amends the Department of Justice regulations relating to the organization of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) by adding two Board... Read More

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EOIR Policy Memo: Case Processing at the BIA (Oct. 1, 2019)
Posted on 2 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Oct. 1, 2019 "...To ensure the success of the Board’s case management system and to better manage the appeals process so that cases are adjudicated promptly, it is appropriate to clearly state EOIR’s expectations regarding the... Read More

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EOIR Interim Rule (Aug. 26, 2019)
Posted on 25 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Major Changes at EOIR Spark Strong Reactions
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR will publish an Interim Rule on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. An advance copy is posted here . The National Association of Immigration Judges posted its reaction here . Former BIA Chairman and Immigration Judge Paul W. Schmidt posted his reaction here... Read More

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A.G. Barr Adds Six New BIA Members
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 23, 2019 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced the investiture of six new Board members. Board of Immigration Appeals Chairman David L. Neal presided over the investiture during a ceremony held Aug. 23, 2019, at... Read More

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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 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

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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

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Lawsuit: Standards for Avoiding Deportation Cannot Be Shrouded in Secrecy
Posted on 2 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Feb. 28, 2019 "In July and November of 2018, the American Immigration Council, along with the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA... Read More

EOIR Electronic Filing Pilot Program
Posted on 23 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 122 / Monday, June 25, 2018 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is creating a voluntary pilot program to test an expansion of electronic filing for cases filed with the immigration courts and the... Read More

EOIR Hiring New BIA Member(s)
Posted on 23 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USAJOBS - Job Title: Board Member SALARY RANGE: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Friday, February 19, 2016 to Friday, March 18, 2016 Read More

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