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EOIR Director restricts use of status dockets

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 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]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 16, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR


CLINIC Practice Advisory: Status Dockets in Immigration Court

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