Original Date AnnouncedDecember 20, 2017
EOIR issues Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) 17-03 on the procedures for cases involving applications for cancellation of removal or suspension of deportation that are subject to the annual cap. This OPPM supersedes predecessor OPPM 12-01. The OPPM lists the circumstances in which an immigration judge may render a final decision on the application after the cap has been reached. It also provides instructions on what the judge should do when a decision must be held in abeyance because of the cap.
[ID #154]EOIR OPPM 12-01: Procedures for Suspension/Cancellation Cases as Cap Approaches
Effective DateJanuary 4, 2018