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  • DOJ Fact Sheet on IDENT and IAFIS Interoperability(1034 KB - 11/1/2006)
    DOJ Fact Sheet explains the US-VISIT program’s Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). IDENT and IAFIS interoperability will allow real-time exchange of biometric and biographic information between agencies.
    AILA Doc. No. 06110164.
  • EOIR Announces 10 New Legal Orientation Programs (10/18/2006)
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that 6 new Legal Orientation Program (LOP) sites for adults, and 4 sites for children, will become operational within the next few months to assist detained individuals in immigration court proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 06101864.
  • San Francisco Immigration Court to Move to New Address(45 KB - 10/11/2006)
    The San Francisco Immigration Court is moving to a new address. It will be closed from October 16 to 20, 2006, and reopen in the new location on October 23, 2006. The EOIR media advisory provides the new address.
    AILA Doc. No. 06101163.
  • Cleveland Immigration Court Opens(43 KB - 10/2/2006)
    The Department of Justice announced the opening of the Cleveland Immigration Court on 9/29/06.
    AILA Doc. No. 06100260.
  • Attorney General Gonzales Outlines Reforms for Immigration Courts and BIA(539 KB - 9/12/2006)
    AG Alberto Gonzales announced that DOJ will implement new measures to improve the Immigration Courts and BIA. The measures include performance evaluations, an immigration law exam, a proposal for the authority to sanction, budget increases, technological improvements and streamlining practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 06091260.
  • DOJ Press Release on Reforms Intended to Improve Immigration Courts and BIA (8/9/2006)
    Press release from DOJ announcing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' directive to implement 22 measures intended to improve the immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals.
    AILA Doc. No. 06080969.
  • DOJ and DHS Announce the Addition of 25 Federal Prosecutors to the Border District (8/1/2006)
    DOJ and DHS announce that 20 Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) will be added to border districts in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. They will prosecute only immigration-related offenses. In addition, DOJ is providing funding for five AUSAs to prosecute drug trafficking organizations.
    AILA Doc. No. 06080165.
  • BIA to Grant Fewer and Shorter Extensions of Initial Briefing Deadlines(544 KB - 7/27/2006)
    Beginning August 14, 2006, the BIA will grant fewer and shorter extensions of initial briefing deadlines in detainee cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 06072771.
  • Ninth Circuit Seeks Ideas on Managing Immigration Caseload(2492 KB - 6/16/2006)
    The ninth Circuit recently held a “brainstorming” session to solicit ideas on how to expedite the federal appeals process for immigration cases from leading immigration attorneys, including AILA Board of Governors member, Mark Van Der Hout.
    AILA Doc. No. 06061675.
  • EOIR Meets with Second Circuit Regarding Surge in Federal Appeals (6/16/2006)
    BIA judges and IJs met with Second Circuit judges to discuss issues related to the surge of immigration cases reaching the circuit courts, including: the nature of immigration cases, BIA and IJ working procedures, changes to the administrative system, and reasons for increases in federal appeals.
    AILA Doc. No. 06061663.
  • EOIR's Automated Telephone Case Status Information System(106 KB - 3/14/2006)
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) notice discusses how to access the automated telephone case status information system.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031464.
  • EOIR Attempts to Justify 2002 Restructuring(555 KB - 3/10/2006)
    Release from the Executive Office for Immigration Review attempts to justify the the "streamlining" provisions implemented in 2002.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031013.
  • EOIR Notice Regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests (3/7/2006)
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) notice provides information about submitting Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Requests.
    AILA Doc. No. 06030776.
  • DOJ FY 2007 Budget Request (2/8/2006)
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) news release highlights components of the President’s FY 2007 budget proposal for the DOJ, including $8.8 million earmarked for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
    AILA Doc. No. 06020867.
 
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