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EOIR reaffirms amici cannot engage in legal advocacy before IJ

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 21, 2019

    In Policy Memo 20-05, EOIR reaffirms its policy of not allowing individuals to appear in immigration court and engage in legal advocacy without being officially recognized as the respondent's legal representative. The policy memo emphasizes that individuals appearing as amici curiae (friends of the court) are not an exception.

    [ID #225]

    EOIR Memo: Legal Advocacy by Non-Representatives in Immigration Court
  2. Effective Date

    November 21, 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

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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