Original Date AnnouncedJanuary 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.
[ID# 1278]Policy Memo 21-13: Continuances
Effective DateJanuary 8, 2021
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedApril 18, 2022
2022.04.18 EOIR DM 22-05.pdf
On April 18, 2022, EOIR Director David Neal issued a Director's Memorandum rescinding the Trump-era memo mentioned in this entry.View Document