Original Date AnnouncedOctober 1, 2019
In Policy Memo 20-01, the EOIR Director reaches into BIA case processing and adds a host of internal processing deadlines to supplement the existing regulatory deadlines. The memo also endorses the use of summary dismissal and affirmances without opinion (AWOs), shortens the case flow process to press the BIA for faster adjudications, and increases the Director's oversight of the BIA Chair.
[ID #218]Case Processing at the Board of Immigration Appeals
Effective DateOctober 1, 2019
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedMarch 17, 2021
Policy Memo 21-16: Cancellation of Policy Memorandum 20-01
This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On March 17, 2021, the Acting Director of EOIR rescinded the Trump-era policy memo that modified the BIA's case management system. Policy Memo 21-16 expressly restores the BIA's prior case management system, as described in 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1.View Document