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EOIR Director restricts use of status dockets

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 16, 2019

    The EOIR Director issues Policy Memo 19-13, substantially restricting the use of status dockets. A status docket is used by judges to receive updates on developments outside the hearing that may influence or determine the outcome of the case (e.g., approval of an immigrant visa petition). Under the Director's new policy, the only cases that can be placed on a status docket are those in which a court order is involved and prevents the IJ from proceeding to final adjudication.

    [ID #216]

    Use of Status Dockets
  2. Effective Date

    August 16, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

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


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