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EOIR Director's "no dark courtrooms" policy to max out courtroom space

  1. Date Announced

    March 29, 2019

    Through Policy Memo, 19-11, the EOIR Director mandates that immigration courtrooms should be in use at all times and may not be empty, absent the unavailability of any judge to use it (either in person or through VTC). The directive also instructs supervisory IJs to schedule and hold hearings themselves to prevent the courtrooms from being empty.

    [ID #203]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    May 1, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

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