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EOIR issues guidance on denying asylum to southern border EWIs

  1. Date Announced

    Nov. 13, 2018

    The EOIR Director issues guidance implementing the President's "mass migration" proclamation, prohibiting asylum to anyone who crosses the southern border and enters without inspection (EWI). The prohibition includes unaccompanied children (UACs).

    [ID #191]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 13, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

Prior Policies

  • INA § 208 -- "Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters), irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum."

    8 U.S.C. § 1158 - Asylum


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