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EOIR Director issues policy memo on fees and fee waivers

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 18, 2020

    Via Policy Memo 21-10, the EOIR Director memorializes and updates agency policies with respect to fees and fee waivers. The memo states that it is now EOIR policy that fees will be reviewed biennially. It also indicates that certain fees are payable through the EOIR Payment Portal, and it discusses the availability of fee waivers, including a restatement of prior policy that judges' fee waiver decisions should be committed to writing.

    [ID #1247]

    Policy Memo 21-10: Fees and Fee Waivers
  2. Effective Date

    December 18, 2020
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    June 7, 2021

    2021.06.07 CANCELLATION OF POLICY MEMORANDUM 21-10 AND INFORMATION ON EOIR FEES AND FEE WAIVERS

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On June 7, 2021, EOIR issued Policy Memo 21-24 rescinding PM 21-10. The memo also recommends that immigration judges and the Board make written rulings on fee waiver requests.

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Current Status

Not in effect
June 7, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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