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EOIR Asylum Processing Policy Memo (Dec. 4, 2020)

December 07, 2020 (1 min read)

EOIR, Dec. 4, 2020

"This Policy Memorandum (PM) consolidates and replaces Operating Policies and Procedures Memoranda (OPPM) 00-01, Asylum Request Processing, OPPM 13-02, The Asylum Clock. Much of the information in those OPPM has become outdated or unnecessary, especially as asylum applications have increased in recent years and immigration court personnel have become increasingly familiar with processing them. Nevertheless, although this PM supersedes the two OPPM listed above, it retains their core principles emphasizing the timely and impartial adjudication of asylum applications consistent with due process. Accordingly, any applicable references to either of those OPPM in any other OPPM or other memorandum shall be considered a reference to the instant PM."