Original Date AnnouncedMarch 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
Effective DateMay 1, 2019
Current StatusFully in Effect
Original Trump Policy StatusStatus: Final/ActualTrump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Change in PracticeSubject Matter: Hearings and AdjudicationsAgencies Affected: EOIR