Date AnnouncedOct. 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.
See Biden administration action below.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeOct. 1, 2019
Biden Administration ActionMarch 17, 2021
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On March 17, 2021, the Acting Director of EOIR rescinded the Trump-era policy memo that modified the BIA's case management system.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.Policy Memo 21-16: Cancellation of Policy Memorandum 20-01
Prior to this policy, BIA internal policies were controlled by the BIA Chair.8 CFR § 1003.1
Biden Administration Action
- New Policy Document
Prior Policy Document
- Commentary Document
Biden Administration Action Document