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EOIR Director gives additional guidance on continuances

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 8, 2021

    Via Policy Memo 21-13, the EOIR Director rescinds OPPM 17-01 on continuances and provides further guidance on restricting continuances in immigration proceedings, reminding immigration judges to be vigilant about respondents' strong incentive "to abuse continuances" and use them as a dilatory tactic. The memo provides a "non-exhaustive list of relevant legal and policy principles as an aid to adjudicators" in deciding continuance requests.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 8, 2021
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

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