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  • EOIR on Handling Suspension/Cancellation Cases (4/21/1999)
    A 4/14/99 memo from Michael Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge, on the procedures for handling applications for suspension/cancellation once numbers are no longer available for FY99.
    AILA Doc. No. 99042180.
  • EOIR Memo on Failures to Appear(915 KB - 3/7/1984)
    EOIR memo 84-2, dated 3/7/84, with procedures for cases in which the respondent/applicant fails to appear for a hearing and options available to the Immigration Judge.
    AILA Doc. No. 84030799.
  • EOIR Memo on Charging Documents in Previously Administratively Closed Cases(559 KB - 5/11/1988)
    EOIR memo 88-3, dated 5/11/88, with procedures for filing of charging documents in cases previously administratively closed including actions by Immigration Judge support personnel and the Immigration Judge.
    AILA Doc. No. 88051199.
  • EOIR Memo on Courtroom Security(547 KB - 11/29/1988)
    EOIR memo 88-9, dated 11/29/88, on courtroom security in detained and non-detained circumstances.
    AILA Doc. No. 88112999.
  • EOIR Memo on Good Moral Character and Filing Appeals in Detained Cases(560 KB - 1/1/2005)
    EOIR memo 90-5, on applications which require establishing good moral character and filing appeal briefs in detained cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 90010199.
  • EOIR Memo on the ABC v. Thornburg Settlement(786 KB - 12/20/1990)
    EOIR memo 90-9, dated 12/20/90, on the American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh settlement and its impact on El Salvadorans with applications for political asylum and their eligibility for TPS.
    AILA Doc. No. 90122499.
  • EOIR Memo II on the ABC v. Thornburg Settlement(636 KB - 1/11/1991)
    EOIR memo 91-1, dated 1/11/91, the second memo on the American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh settlement, and administrative closure of El Salvadoran and Guatemalan cases subject to temporary protected status and the settlement.
    AILA Doc. No. 91011199.
  • EOIR Memo on Immigration Judge Decisions and Orders(546 KB - 5/6/1993)
    EOIR memo 93-1, dated 5/6/93, with procedures for written, oral and in absentia Immigration Judge decisions and Immigration Judge orders, to provide uniformity and consistency in Immigration Judge proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 93050699.
  • EOIR Memo on Cancellation of Outdated OPPMs(535 KB - 12/22/1993)
    EOIR memo 93-4, dated 12/22/93, outlines the 38 cancelled Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandums (OPPMs) and indicates the reasoning for the cancellation.
    AILA Doc. No. 93122299.
  • EOIR Memo on When to Grant Continuances(633 KB - 7/18/1994)
    EOIR memo 94-6, dated 7/18/94, on continuances and intended to assist the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge in identifying those circumstances which necessitate granting more than two continuances for the purpose of obtaining legal representation.
    AILA Doc. No. 94071899.
  • EOIR Memo on Processing Motions and Appeals(1013 KB - 6/19/1996)
    EOIR Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum No. 96-4, dated 6/19/96, on processing motions and appeals pursuant to the 7/1/96 motions and appeals regulations, which require charges to some of the current procedures for accepting and processing appeals and motions to reopen and reconsider.
    AILA Doc. No. 06061999.
  • EOIR Memo on INS Officers In or Near Immigration Court Facilities(784 KB - 9/30/1996)
    EOIR memo 96-6, stating that Immigration Judges have the authority to control their courtrooms and can exclude any persons, including INS officers, if the judge feels it is detrimental to the conduct of the proceedings and that there will be no arrests in the courtroom, absent exigent circumstances.
    AILA Doc. No. 96093099.
  • EOIR Memo on Notices of Immigration Judge Hearings(477 KB - 1/1/1997)
    EOIR interim operating policy and procedure memorandum 97-2 on procedures for mailing notices of Immigration Judge hearings for in-person hearings, as well as no-detained and detained cases. Also includes procedures for rescheduled or continued hearings.
    AILA Doc. No. 97010194.
  • EOIR Memo on Procedures for Credible Fear and Claimed Status Review(472 KB - 1/1/1997)
    EOIR interim operating policy and procedure memorandum 97-3 on procedures for credible fear and claimed status reviews.
    AILA Doc. No. 97010195.
  • EOIR Memo on Facsimile Machine Policy(455 KB - 1/1/1997)
    EOIR memorandum 97-5 from Michael Creppy on facsimile machine usage, stating that unless expressly stated in an Operating Policy and Procedure Memorandum, no case-related legal documents may be filed or received in the Immigration Court through fax transmission, except for DOS opinions.
    AILA Doc. No. 97010196.
  • EOIR Memo with Procedures for Identifying Potential Battered Spouse/Battered Child Cases(462 KB - 1/1/1997)
    EOIR memorandum 97-7 includes procedures for identifying potential battered spouse and children cases and is designed to prevent violations of both the statutory provision and the regulations by establishing procedures for identifying and processing these types of cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 97010197.
  • EOIR Memo on Naturalization Oath Ceremonies(471 KB - 1/1/1997)
    EOIR memorandum 97-8 on naturalization oath ceremonies, as immigration judges are among the officials authorized to administer the naturalization oath to new citizens in administrative naturalization ceremonies.
    AILA Doc. No. 97010198.
  • EOIR Memo on Determination and Verification Requests for Battered Spouses and Children(466 KB - 1/1/1997)
    EOIR memorandum 97-9 on requests from battered spouses and children, including verification of approved applications for suspension of deportation under section 244(a)(3) and motions for prima facie determination granting an application for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal.
    AILA Doc. No. 97010199.
  • EOIR Memo with Guidelines for Recording Immigration Hearings(696 KB - 7/7/1998)
    EOIR memorandum 98-2, dated 7/7/98, provides guidelines for recording immigration hearings, including information on the quality of the taped records, issues with tape-recording equipment, transcribing errors, and approved machines.
    AILA Doc. No. 98070790.
  • EOIR Memo on Faxing Policy Between INS, Guam, and Honolulu Immigration Court(459 KB - 1/1/1999)
    EOIR memorandum 99-3 provides the facsimile policy between INS, Guam and Honolulu, HI due to an increase in issuance of charging documents. Faxes are only allowed between INS, Guam, and Honolulu and Guam INS is required to mail the original charging document within ten days of the faxed documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 99010199.
  • EOIR Memo on Electronic I-830(484 KB - 4/30/1999)
    EOIR memorandum 99-4 announcing that EOIR has agreed to accept the electronic transmittal of Form I-830, Notice to EOIR: Alien Address, effective 5/1/99, formalizing the use of e-mail to notify the immigration courts and BIA of any change in an individual’s custody status while a case is pending.
    AILA Doc. No. 99043099.
  • EOIR Policy on UN Convention Against Torture (6/4/1999)
    EOIR memo from the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, dated May 14, 1999, on operating policies and procedures for the implementation of Article 3 of the UN Convention Against Torture.
    AILA Doc. No. 99060459.
  • Letter from EOIR on Completion Time of EOIR-26 (5/7/1999)
    Letter to AILA Member from INS Deputy Director/Acting General Counsel Peggy Philbin on time needed for EOIR to complete the Form EOIR-26.
    AILA Doc. No. 99050769.
  • EOIR Memo on Administrative Closure for LPRs in Removal Proceedings (12/17/1998)
    A 12/9/98 EOIR memo from Michael Creppy, Chief Judge, regarding administrative closure of case in which an applicant is eligible for cancellation of removal for LPRs in removal proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 99121760.
  • EOIR Memo on Suspension/Cancellation Cap Procedures (10/13/1998)
    Memo from Chief Immigration Judge Creppy, dated September 29, 1998, on suspension/cancellation cap - procedures on handling applications for suspension/cancellation based on the interim regulation.
    AILA Doc. No. 98101358.
  • OCIJ Memo on NACARA MTR Deadline (9/10/1998)
    Memo from Office of Chief Immigration Judge, dated September 4, 1998, on deadline for filing Motions to Reopen (MTR) under NACARA. Immigration Courts must continue to accept MTRs filed under section 203(c) of NACARA up to the close of business on September 11, 1998.
    AILA Doc. No. 98091058.
  • OCIJ Memo on Continuances for Dependents of NACARA (5/13/1998)
    OCIJ memo from Michael Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge, dated May 13, 1998, addresses continuances for spouses, children, and unmarried sons and daughters of individuals who are eligible for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal under NACARA.
    AILA Doc. No. 98051391.
  • OCIJ on One-Year Filing Limitation for Asylum Applications (3/13/1998)
    Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ) memo, dated 3/13/98, announcing that on 4/1/98, the one-year filing limitation in section 208(a)(2)(B) of the INA will become effective for asylum applications filed after that date.
    AILA Doc. No. 98031359.
  • OCIJ on Enactment of NACARA (11/26/1997)
    Directive from Office of the Chief Immigration Judge on the enactment of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act, including eligibility qualifications and procedures, and changes to suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal.
    AILA Doc. No. 97112659.
  • EOIR Memo on Procedures for Issuing FY1997 Suspension and Cancellation Orders (10/16/1997)
    An October 15, 1997 memorandum from Michael J. Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge (EOIR) regarding the procedures for issuing conditional grant orders for suspension and cancellation cases reserved in Fiscal Year (FY) 1997.
    AILA Doc. No. 97101659.
  • EOIR Memo with Procedures for Suspension/Cancellation (10/15/1997)
    The following is a October 3, 1997 memo from Michael J. Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge (EOIR) regarding the procedures for issuing conditional grant orders for suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal.
    AILA Doc. No. 97101559.
  • Chief Immigration Judge Clarifies 309(c)(5) Stance (10/8/1996)
    On October 2, 1996, Chief Immigration Judge Michael Creppy sent an email regarding the retroactivity of the continuous physical presence requirement to IJs throughout the country, seeming to support the INS contention that the provision is in fact retroactive.
    AILA Doc. No. 96100859.
  • Memo on Whether Mandatory Detention Apply to Aggravated Felon (2/3/1997)
    Memorandum from EOIR on whether the mandatory detention provisions of IIRAIRA's Transition Period Custody Rules (TPCR) apply to MM, an alien now defined as an aggravated felon due to a sole 1985 conviction for alien smuggling.
    AILA Doc. No. 97020359.
  • DOJ Memo on AEDPA (4/24/1996)
    Memo from Michael Creppy on the signing of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.
    AILA Doc. No. 96042459.
  • Chief Immigration Judge Memo on Asylum Application Processing (4/3/1996)
    March 15, 1996 memo from the Chief Immigration Judge with operating policies and procedures for asylum request processing.
    AILA Doc. No. 96040369.
  • Adjustment of Status Statutes Certified to BIA (12/2/1994)
    The following is a October 25, 1994 letter from Michael J. Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge (EOIR) to Lory D. Rosenberg regarding the issue of possible conflicts of adjustment of status statutes has been certified to BIA.
    AILA Doc. No. 94120290.
  • Reno Designates Gay Asylum BIA Case as Precedent (6/23/1994)
    In the following June 16, 1994, memo, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno designated as precedent the Board of Immigration Appeals decision In Re Fidel Armando Toboso-Alfonso, which granted asylum to a gay man on the basis of persecution because of membership in a social group.
    AILA Doc. No. 94062359.
 
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