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EOIR clarifies use of standing orders, relationship with Immigration Practice Manual

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 13, 2020

    In EOIR Policy Memo 20-09, the Director instructs that standing orders -- which are used to mandate rules of practice before a specific judge or court -- are permitted but may not contradict the Immigration Court Practice Manual. The memo also reiterates that the Practice Manual does not supersede IJs' regulatory authority and that immigration courts may adopt local operating procedures even if not expressly authorized.

    [ID #236]

    The Immigration Court Practice Manual and Orders
  2. Effective Date

    February 13, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

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