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EOIR Announces Dedicated Docket Process for More Expeditious Immigration Hearings

5/27/21 AILA Doc. No. 21060131. Admissions & Border, Asylum, Removal & Relief

EOIR issued a memo establishing a dedicated docket to certain individuals in removal proceedings with a focus on the adjudication of family cases as designated by DHS.

This docket will run alongside typical court operations in immigration courts in ten cities: Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. DHS has indicated that it will be placing on the dedicated docket families who crossed the southern border and whom DHS has placed on alternatives to detention. Cases will be identified for this docket as of the effective date of this memorandum.

DHS and DOJ issued press releases on the dedicated docket.

DHS Press Release   DOJ Press Release

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21060131.