EOIR Releases Policy Memo on Updated Terminology Regarding Noncitizens

EOIR issued PM 21-27 after Executive Order 14012, clarifying that adjudicators should use language “[consistent] with our character as a Nation of opportunity and of welcome.” The memo includes terms to replace “alien,” “undocumented alien or illegal alien,” and “unaccompanied alien child” in EOIR.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21092023.

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