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

  1. Original 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]

    No Dark Courtrooms
  2. Effective Date

    May 1, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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