Original Date AnnouncedDecember 20, 2017
EOIR issues Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) 17-03, revising guidelines for adjudicating cases involving "unmarried children under the age of 18." This OPPM supersedes and removes certain child-friendly guidance in the preceding OPPM 07-01, and it reminds immigration judges that children are still subject to legal standards on credibility and burden of proof and that judges need to be vigilant about "fraud and abuse" in the immigration court system. The OPPM applies both to child respondents and child witnesses.
[ID #153]EOIR: Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum 17-03: Guidelines for Immigration Court Cases Involving Juveniles, Including Unaccompanied Alien Children
Effective DateDecember 20, 2017