EOIR Provides Guidelines for the Implementation of the Settlement Agreement in Mendez Rojas v. Wolf

EOIR released a policy memo (PM 21-01) providing guidance to assist EOIR adjudicators and administrative staff in complying with the requirements of the settlement agreement, effective nationwide, in Mendez Rojas v. Wolf, a suit involving individuals who have filed, or will be filing, an asylum application more than one year after arriving in the U.S.

The settlement agreement requires, inter alia, that class members file notice of class membership and any accompanying documentation, as set forth in the settlement agreement, on or before March 31, 2022. An individual who establishes Mendez Rojas class membership shall be deemed to have timely filed an asylum application.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20110541.

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