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  • EOIR Releases New Form EOIR-31A(465 KB - 12/17/2014)
    EOIR announcement that effective immediately, applications for accreditation under 8 C.F.R. §1292.2 may be submitted using a new voluntary Form EOIR-31A, Request by Organization for Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representative.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121741.
  • EOIR Announces New Administrative Law Judge(468 KB - 12/2/2014)
    EOIR press release announcing the appointment of Stacy Stiffel Paddock as an administrative law judge (ALJ). ALJs at EOIR hear immigration-related employment cases in the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer. Biographical information is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120264.
  • EOIR Relocating Memphis Immigration Court(522 KB - 12/1/2014)
    EOIR press release announcing that the Memphis Immigration Court will close on 12/10/14 at noon to prepare for relocation. The Memphis Immigration Court will recommence hearings at its new location on 12/15/14. New contact information is included in the notice.
    AILA Doc. No. 14120102.
  • EOIR Swears in Two Immigration Judges(528 KB - 11/24/2014)
    EOIR press release that Glen Baker has been sworn in as an Immigration Judge in the Salt Lake City Immigration Court and that Myrna Mesa has been sworn in as an Immigration Judge in the New Orleans Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112440.
  • EOIR Immigration Court Closings for 2014 (Updated 12/12/14) (12/12/2014)
    EOIR alert that the Buffalo Immigration Court and the non-detained San Francisco Immigration Court are closed on 12/12/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012143.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, October 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 8)(757 KB - 11/6/2014)
    The October 2014 Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the shifting burdens of immigration law, circuit court decisions for September 2014, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14110640.
  • EOIR Expands Legal Orientation Program Sites to Include Karnes(467 KB - 10/22/2014)
    EOIR press release announcing that beginning 11/1/14, EOIR will provide assistance through the Legal Orientation Program (LOP) to families detained at the Karnes Family Residential Center. Since October 2013, the LOP has expanded to seven additional detention sites including Artesia.
    AILA Doc. No. 14102242.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, September 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 7)(836 KB - 10/6/2014)
    The September 2014 Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on assessing the government’s inability or unwillingness to control private persecution, circuit court decisions for August 2014, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14100645.
  • EOIR to Close El Centro, California Immigration Court(1301 KB - 9/19/2014)
    EOIR announcement that it will close its El Centro Immigration Court in California on September 30, 2014, as a result of DHS’s decision to close this location as a primary place of detention for respondents in removal proceedings, and the new hearing location will be the Imperial Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 14091907.
  • Denver Immigration Court To Take Over Artesia Docket(463 KB - 9/10/2014)
    Effective 9/29/14, EOIR will assign immigration cases originating at the Artesia, NM, hearing location to IJs at the Denver Immigration Court in Denver rather than to IJs at the Headquarters Immigration Court in Arlington,VA. Denver IJs will hear cases via video-teleconference.
    AILA Doc. No. 14091044.
  • EOIR Teleconference and Webinar on Recognition and Accreditation Program(466 KB - 9/10/2014)
    EOIR invitation to a 9/26/14 stakeholder teleconference and webinar providing a general overview of EOIR’s recognition and accreditation program. Registration information included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14091043.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, July/August 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 6)(711 KB - 9/9/2014)
    The July/August 2014 Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the circuit split on the finality rule, circuit court decisions for June 2014, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14090941.
  • EOIR Will No Longer Hear Cases From the Oklahoma City Hearing Location(467 KB - 8/14/2014)
    EOIR notice announcing that, after 8/15/14, it will no longer hear cases at the Oklahoma City Hearing Location. Cases assigned there remain under the administrative control of the Dallas Immigration Court. Should any rescheduling be necessary, respondents and their attorneys will be notified.
    AILA Doc. No. 14081401.
  • DOJ Remarks on Human Smuggling Along the Southwest Border(515 KB - 7/23/2014)
    DOJ remarks from a DHS press conference on smuggling along the southwest border and joint law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute human smugglers. DOJ is prioritizing cases involving smuggling and transporting undocumented individuals and has charged almost 3,000 defendants in FY2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 14072343.
  • EOIR Factsheet on New Priorities to Address Migrants Crossing into the U.S.(679 KB - 7/9/2014)
    A 7/9/14 Department of Justice factsheet on the steps EOIR will take to refocus its resources to prioritize cases involving migrants who have recently crossed the southwest border and whom DHS has placed into removal proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070942.
  • EOIR Announcement of New Priorities to Address Migrants Crossing into the U.S.(538 KB - 7/9/2014)
    A 7/9/14 Department of Justice press release announcing that EOIR will refocus its resources to prioritize cases involving migrants who have recently crossed the southwest border and whom DHS has placed into removal proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070941.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, June 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 5)(761 KB - 7/8/2014)
    The June 2014 issue of Immigration Law Advisor includes an article analyzing the immigration consequences of criminal convictions after Descamps v. U.S. and statistics and summaries of federal court decisions for May 2014, including recent circuit court decisions and BIA precedent decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070842.
  • UPDATE: Non-Detained Cases to Proceed as Scheduled at Denver Immigration Court(1119 KB - 6/27/2014)
    Citing major technical issues related to running teleconference hearings for UACs at the border, the immigration court in downtown Denver rescinded its earlier announcement that all non-detained cases and hearings would be suspended as of 7/2/14. All cases will proceed as previously scheduled.
    AILA Doc. No. 14062742.
  • EOIR Announcement that eRegistration Application Is Available Again(624 KB - 6/26/2014)
    EOIR announcement that the eRegistration application is again available for account requests and electronic filing of EOIR-27s and EOIR-28s. Users can access eRegistry via the link that has been available since June 2013: https://portal.eoir.justice.gov.
    AILA Doc. No. 14062640.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, April/May 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 4)(818 KB - 6/10/2014)
    The April/May 2014 issue of Immigration Law Advisor, with an article on waivers of inadmissibility for lawful permanent residents, summary and statistics on federal court decisions for March and April 2014, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061041.
  • EOIR List of Currently Disciplined Practitioners (6/9/2014)
    EOIR list of currently disciplined practitioners. This list is updated by EOIR as necessary.
    AILA Doc. No. 14060948.
  • EOIR Teleconference on Recognition and Accreditation Program(519 KB - 6/9/2014)
    EOIR invitation to a 6/19/14 teleconference and webinar to provide a general overview of EOIR’s recognition and accreditation program. There is no in-person attendance for this event.
    AILA Doc. No. 14060946.
  • EOIR to Relocate Bloomington Immigration Court(521 KB - 6/2/2014)
    EOIR announcement that the Bloomington Immigration Court will close on 7/2/14 to prepare for relocation. The Bloomington Immigration Court will recommence hearings at its new location of 7/7/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14060242.
  • EOIR Electronic Databases Functional Again (Updated 5/19/14) (5/19/2014)
    EOIR update that their electronic databases are functional again but that they are continuing recovery efforts on other applications including eRegistration.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041847.
  • EOIR 1-800 Number and Computer Systems Outage(480 KB - 4/14/2014)
    EOIR alert that it is currently experiencing a systems outage involving several computer applications including eRegistration and the telephonic case information system (the 1-800 phone number). EOIR hopes to have the situation resolved in the near future.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041445.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, March 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 3)(636 KB - 4/9/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with articles on the doctrine of command responsibility and its applicability to foreign military commanders, summary of circuit court and BIA precedent decisions for February 2014, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14040946.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, February 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 2)(756 KB - 3/11/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with articles on social “visibility,” summary of recent circuit court decisions for January 2014, summary of BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031151.
  • EOIR Stakeholder Meeting on Recognition and Accreditation Program(578 KB - 3/10/2014)
    EOIR invitation to an in-person meeting in Falls Church, VA on 3/21/14, where an overview of EOIR’s recognition and accreditation program will be provided. In-person attendance is limited to first 40 participants. Teleconference option is also available.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031042.
  • OSC Monthly Webinars for Employers, HR Professionals, and Employees (2/11/2014)
    OSC schedule of monthly free webinars offered for both employee/advocates and employers/HR professionals. Registration information is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021141.
  • EOIR Updates to Immigration Court Practice Manual(547 KB - 2/4/2014)
    The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge alert on updates to the Table of Contents, Glossary, and Indexes of the Immigration Court Practice Manual. Updates relate to changes to lodging asylum applications in Chapters 3 and 4, and to include a definition of “lodged asylum application.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14020447.
  • EOIR Adds Country Conditions Resource Information to Virtual Law Library(471 KB - 2/3/2014)
    EOIR press release on resources that are now available in EOIR’s Virtual Law Library, including publicly available information on 54 countries, with documents on multiple aspects of country conditions that could be relevant to respondents before the immigration courts and the BIA.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020360.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, January 2014 (Vol. 8, No. 1)(750 KB - 2/1/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with articles on special immigrant juveniles, circuit court decisions for December 2013 and calendar year 2013 totals, summary of BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020199.
  • EOIR Invitation to Stakeholder Meeting on New Country Conditions Resource(471 KB - 1/22/2014)
    EOIR invitation to a 1/31/14 stakeholder meeting to learn more about the new Country Pages section of the Virtual Law Library, the agency’s online legal research resource. Registration information included, both in-person and teleconference options available.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012248.
 
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