Original Date AnnouncedNovember 19, 2018
Through Policy Memo 19-05, the EOIR Director announces a new policy directing IJs to complete adjudication of asylum applications within 180 days "to the maximum extent practicable." The memo opines that "good cause that warrants a continuance in general does not necessarily—and in every case—constitute exceptional circumstances" that justify exceeding the I80-day deadline. It also discusses calculation of the 180-day asylum EAD clock, proper adjournments codes, and which party should be faulted for delays in adjudication.
[ID #61]EOIR Policy Memorandum (PM 19-05): Guidance Regarding the Adjudication of Asylum Applications Consistent with INA § 208(d)(5)(A)(iii)
Effective DateNovember 19, 2018
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