EOIR, June 11, 2020
"This Policy Memorandum (PM) is effective immediately and supersedes PM 20-10, Immigration Court Practices During the Declared National Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak (Mar. 18, 2020) and Addendum to PM 20-10 (Mar...
[NOTE: Two of the four new ACIJs have no immigration law experience, yet they will hear cases.]
EOIR, May 22, 2020
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced four new assistant chief immigration judges (ACIJs). ACIJs...
EOIR/DHS, May 1, 2020
"The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have extended the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Hearings scheduled through, and including, June 1, 2020, will be rescheduled. As the Departments...
NIPNLG, Apr. 8, 2020
" Temporary Restraining Order Requested to Stop Dangerous EOIR and ICE Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Immigration groups today moved for an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Executive Office for...
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...
EOIR, Mar. 31, 2020
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has established temporary email accounts for immigration courts nationwide to facilitate electronic filing for all parties while the rollout of the EOIR Court and Appeals System...
Read this letter dated Mar. 23, 2020 from the Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys to EOIR administrators in New York City.
EOIR, Mar. 18, 2020
Immigration Court Practices During the Declared National Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak
Mar. 19, 2020 UPDATE
"At the time of the issuance of the Policy Memorandum (PM) 20-10, Immigration Court Practices During...
EOIR Facebook, Mar. 18, 2020
"Due to EOIR’s continuing evaluation of information from local, regional, state, and federal officials regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is postponing non-detained hearings nationwide. As a result...
NAIJ, AFGE Local 511, AILA, Mar. 15, 2020
"The National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 511 (the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Professionals Union), and the American...
Posted to the EOIR Twitter account, @DOJ_EOIR Sunday evening, Mar. 15, 2020 :
"All non-detained aliens' master calendar hearings scheduled 03/16-04/10 are postponed. Usual operations for filings except Seattle. All other hearings proceeding...
NAIJ, Mar. 12, 2020
"... we call on you to suspend all non-detained master calendar dockets for the duration of this public health crisis. Immigration Judges can use cancelled master calendar time to hear individual cases (including addressing...
Mar. 12, 2020 letter from 104 NY legal service providers to EOIR Director McHenry:
"On behalf of the 104 undersigned legal service providers representing immigrants in New York State, we are writing to express our extreme concern at the lack of...
Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar. 2, 2020
"Philadelphia immigration Judge Charles Honeyman had intended to work a few more years after turning 70, but grew disappointed with what he saw as Trump administration pressures on the courts. Among his concerns...
PM 20-08 Definitions and Use of Adjournment, Call-Up and Case Identification Codes
PM 20-09 The Immigration Court Practice Manual and Orders