Original Date AnnouncedNovember 8, 2018
In Policy Memo 19-02, the EOIR Director issues guidance in advance of a joint DOJ-DHS interim final rule regarding asylum-seekers at the southern border. The guidance discusses (i) how the regulations will apply to all asylum-seekers who file after Nov. 9, 2018, who are ineligible due to a presidential proclamation or other order suspending/limiting entry of non-citizens along the border with Mexico, pursuant to INA § 212(f) or 215(a)(1); (ii) how asylum-seekers will be subject to a new screening and review procedure; (iii) the impact of the rule on the credible fear standard, (iv) how withholding of removal and CAT adjudications will be made, and (v) other implications of the "proclamation-based asylum bar."
[ID #1223]PM 19-02: Guidelines Regarding New Regulations Governing Asylum and Protection Claims
Effective DateNovember 9, 2018
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedMay 14, 2021
5.14.21 PM Rescinding PM 19-02
This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On May 14, 2021, EOIR issued this policy memo rescinding and cancelling policy memo 19-02.View Document