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  • DOJ Guidance Regarding Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies(576 KB - 12/10/2014)
    DOJ guidance for federal law enforcement agencies regarding use of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, noting circumstances relating to border security and immigration in which officers may rely on information about a listed characteristic.
    AILA Doc. No. 14121040.
  • DHS Authority to Prioritize and Defer Removal(748 KB - 11/20/2014)
    DOJ Office of Legal Counsel memorandum to DHS and the President concluding that DHS’s proposed prioritization policy and deferred action for parents of USCs and LPRs would be legally permissible, but that a proposed deferred action program for parents of DACA recipients would not be permissible.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112008.
  • EOIR’s Uniform Docketing System Manual(19903 KB - 10/6/2014)
    EOIR’s Office of the Chief Immigration Judge issued the Uniform Docketing System Manual, dated December 2013, detailing the case processing system that governs the management of all cases in the Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 14100644.
  • Immigration Court Practice Manual Updates Appendix A(473 KB - 10/1/2014)
    On 9/30/14, the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge updated Appendix A of the Immigration Court Practice Manual to reflect the closing of the El Centro Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 14100147.
  • Docketing Practices Relating to Unaccompanied Children in Light of New Priorities(574 KB - 9/30/2014)
    EOIR 9/10/14 memorandum to IJs addressing concerns related to continuances to obtain representation, adjournments for other reasons, and appearances by custodians, in light of docketing changes relating to unaccompanied children.
    AILA Doc. No. 14093045.
  • Friend of the Court Model for Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration Proceedings(569 KB - 9/11/2014)
    EOIR memorandum to IJs discussing the definition, scope, and application of the Friend of the Court model in immigration proceedings involving unaccompanied minors.
    AILA Doc. No. 14091144.
  • OSC TAL on Including OPT Information in International Student Registry(583 KB - 8/29/2014)
    An 8/19/14 Technical Assistance Letter (TAL) from DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel with guidance whether an organization can ask for and include OPT application and approval dates in an international student registry that is made available to prospective employers or recruiters.
    AILA Doc. No. 14082941.
  • Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual(2008 KB - 8/18/2014)
    Updated version of the Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual, dated 8/8/14. Table of changes is listed on page 203.
    AILA Doc. No. 14081846.
  • OSC TAL Discusses Employer’s Over-Documentation of Employees(554 KB - 8/5/2014)
    A 7/30/14 Technical Assistance Letter (TAL) from Office of Special Counsel with guidance on how to proceed when an employer discovers it accepted more documentation than necessary for Form I-9 purposes.
    AILA Doc. No. 14080540.
  • EOIR Resources on Fraud and Discipline Programs (7/2/2014)
    EOIR webpage with resources on its Fraud Prevention Program, which makes referrals for investigation of immigration fraud complaints it receives from EOIR staff and adjudications, respondents in EOIR proceedings, and the public.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070260.
  • EOIR Releases Q&As on EOIR’s Attorney Discipline Program(3868 KB - 7/1/2014)
    EOIR Q&As on its Attorney Discipline Program and professional conduct rules for immigration attorneys and representatives. Information regarding the complaint process is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070146.
  • EOIR Releases Fact Sheet on Fraud Prevention Program(476 KB - 7/1/2014)
    EOIR fact sheet on its Fraud Prevention Program, which is aimed at promoting efforts to deter fraud and providing a systemic response to identifying and referring instances of suspected fraud and abuse.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070145.
  • OSC Flyer on Citizenship, Naturalization, and National Origin Discrimination in Employment(588 KB - 6/17/2014)
    OSC updated "Fact Patterns Flyer," including examples of citizenship, immigration status, or national origin discrimination against employment-authorized individuals in violation of the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061742.
  • Updated Guidance for School Districts to Ensure Equal Access for All Children Regardless of Immigration Status (5/8/2014)
    Updated guidance from the Department of Justice and the Department of Education for ensuring equal access for all children to public schools, regardless of their immigration status.
    AILA Doc. No. 14050842.
  • OSC TAL on Whether an Employer May Decline to Hire a F-1 Student(932 KB - 5/7/2014)
    A 4/30/14 Technical Assistance Letter (TAL) regarding whether an employer may decline to hire an F-1 student visa holder on optional practical training because of limited time left on visa.
    AILA Doc. No. 14050709.
  • Joint Letter on Employment Eligibility Requirements for Asylees and Refugees(509 KB - 4/3/2014)
    Joint Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)/OSC letter on employment eligibility requirements for asylees, refugees and other populations served by ORR, indicating that in most cases, the special humanitarian populations served by ORR have the right to work. Letter supersedes ORR State Letter #01-30.
    AILA Doc. No. 14040341.
  • EOIR Claim Form for ABT Settlement(4593 KB - 3/20/2014)
    EOIR claim form for class members of the ABT, et al v. USCIS agreement related to asylum applicants and EAD eligibility. Class members who believe they were denied relief under Section III of the ABT settlement agreement can use this form to submit claims with EOIR and USCIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032043.
  • OSC Flyer on Employment Rights for DACA Recipients(1045 KB - 2/20/2014)
    OSC flyer on employee rights of DACA recipients, including how to tell if an employer is being discriminatory, if a DACA status must be disclosed, and how DACA status might affect E-Verify. Also included is contact information if discrimination needs to be reported to DOJ.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022048.
  • OSC TAL on Requesting Additional Documentation During Internal Audit(545 KB - 2/11/2014)
    A 12/30/13 Technical Assistance Letter (TAL) stating that during an internal I-9 audit, an employer should not request to see originally presented documents or alternative documents solely because photocopies are unclear or because documents originally presented were not photocopied.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021143.
  • OSC TAL on Acceptability of Driver Authorization/Driver Privilege Cards for I-9 Purposes(583 KB - 2/11/2014)
    A 2/7/14 Technical Assistance Letter (TAL) on the use of driver authorization or driver privilege cards for I-9 purposes, cautioning against concluding that someone is not employment authorized based on a perception that a document is “statistically issued to predominately undocumented individuals.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14021142.
  • EOIR Virtual Law Library (1/13/2014)
    EOIR Virtual Law Library provides Board precedents and related court documents, including the Board citation, Board holding, and Court response. Page is updated on an ongoing basis.
    AILA Doc. No. 14011352.
  • EOIR Publishes “Phase I Guidance” Regarding Protections for Detained, Unrepresented Aliens Who May Be Mentally Incompetent (1/2/2014)
    EOIR’s final “Phase I Guidance” regarding its nationwide plan to provide protections to detained unrepresented aliens who may be mentally incompetent to represent themselves.
    AILA Doc. No. 13123160.
 
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