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EOIR directs NGO to enter formal appearances in immigration court cases

  1. Date Announced

    April 5, 2017

    EOIR Discipline Counsel asks Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) to cease and desist assisting respondents in filings before the immigration court without filing a formal Notice of Entry of Appearance, as doing so violates EOIR representation regulations.

    [ID #142]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 5, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    July 27, 2017

    District Court granted a preliminary injunction to NWIRP preventing the DOJ from enforcing 8 CFR 1003.102(t). As of 10/21/20, the parties were granted a stay of proceedings until at least February 27, 2021, pending the publishing of a NPRM that reflects the settlement that the parties have discussed.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    District Court Order
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

Subsequent Action


DOJ May Allow Attys To Help Pro Se Immigrants With Docs

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