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  • EOIR Memo on Immigration Court Evaluation Program(535 KB - 9/6/2001)
    EOIR memorandum 01-01 supplanting draft memo 96-2 and establishing the Immigration Court Evaluation Program, which will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the operations of each immigration court and facilitate the exchange of information and practices between courts.
    AILA Doc. No. 01090659.
  • EOIR Memo on Attorney Discipline(493 KB - 9/14/2000)
    EOIR memorandum 00-02 on attorney discipline. Memo reflects new process and significant differences as a result of the revised attorney discipline procedure as of 7/27/00. Memo includes instructions on filing complaints, hearings, and IJ decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 00091499.
  • EOIR Memo on Motions for Change of Venue(481 KB - 10/9/2001)
    EOIR memorandum 01-02 on motions requesting change of venue (COV), including Immigration Judge authority, specific requirements and administrative requirements. Memo supersedes OPPM 85-5 and OPPM 97-10 addressing motions for COV in light of changes in the regulations and case processing procedures.
    AILA Doc. No. 01100999.
  • OSC Advises on Completing I-9 for Refugees and Asylees(178 KB - 11/18/2002)
    The DOJ Office of Special Counsel indicates that asylees and refugees who do not have an INS-issued employment authorization document are nevertheless authorized to work. Courtesy of Julie Marion.
    AILA Doc. No. 02111847.
  • New Local Operating Procedures for San Antonio, Texas Immigration Court (10/9/2002)
    The EOIR has posted to its website new local operating procedures for the immigration court in San Antonio, Texas.
    AILA Doc. No. 02100971.
  • BIA Updates Precedent Decisions Chart (9/11/2002)
    The Board of Immigration Appeals has updated its chart that tracks, in chronological fashion, various BIA precedent decisions that have been cited by the federal circuit courts.
    AILA Doc. No. 02091171.
  • Guidelines for Submitting an Optional Supplemental Brief Under the New BIA Rule (9/10/2002)
    The BIA has issued guidelines for the submission of optional supplemental briefs pursuant to the final BIA procedural reform regulation published on August 26, 2002. The regulation takes effect on September 25, 2002.
    AILA Doc. No. 02091043.
  • DOJ Discloses Cursory Information on 9/11-Related Detainees(88 KB - 7/21/2002)
    A 7/3/02 letter to Sen. Carl Levin, Assistant AG Daniel Bryant disclosed that INS detained 752 individuals on immigration violations in connection with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the EOIR has subjected 611 individuals to closed hearings pursuant to a 9/21/01 directive from Chief Judge Creppy.
    AILA Doc. No. 02072141.
  • EOIR Memo on Protective Orders and the Sealing of Records (7/18/2002)
    A 7/16/02 memo from the Chief Immigration Judge provides guidance on the issuance of protective orders and the sealing of records in immigration proceedings. The memo was drafted in light of regulations granting IJs the authority to issue protective orders and seal records.
    AILA Doc. No. 02071870.
  • BIA Response to AILF on Applicablity of St. Cyr to People Already Deported (5/17/2002)
    In a letter dated 4/18/02, Acting BIA Chair Lori Scialabba responds to AILF request for the Board to exercise its sua sponte authority to reopen cases of 212(c) eligible LPRs who were deported prior to St. Cyr.
    AILA Doc. No. 02051744.
  • Letter from BIA Requesting Reconsideration of DUI Rulings (3/19/2002)
    A March 13, 2002 letter from BIA Chairman, responding to letter from AILF and AILA member Tom Hutchins, urging BIA to reconsider Board precedent on the issue of whether a DUI conviction is an aggravated felony.
    AILA Doc. No. 02031931.
  • EOIR Memo on Continued Detention Review Hearings (11/27/2001)
    Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum 01-03 from the Chief IJ advising on the Court’s policy on continued detention custody review process of individuals subject to final orders of removal or deportation
    AILA Doc. No. 01112703.
  • Revised OPPM on Asylum Request Processing(138 KB - 8/4/2000)
    Revised Operating Policy and Procedures Memorandum 00-01 issued by EOIR Chief Immigration Judge Michael Creppy, providing guidance on asylum request processing. Supersedes OPPM 00-01 issued 3/22/00.
    AILA Doc. No. 00080490.
  • Asylum Request Memo from the OCIJ (4/13/2000)
    Memo issued from the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge providing guidance on policy and procedures for asylum request processing. Supersedes OPPM 96-1 and draft OPPM 97-4.
    AILA Doc. No. 00041301.
  • Changes to Seattle Immigration Court Procedures Proposed(92 KB - 2/16/2000)
    EOIR proposes to alter the Seattle local operating procedures by requiring leave from court to file documents in excess of 150 pages per family unit.
    AILA Doc. No. 00021673.