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EOIR reportedly plans to halt LOP

  1. Date Announced

    April 11, 2018

    The Vera Institute, which is EOIR's contractor for the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), reports that EOIR is planning to halt the program. The LOP is a program of EOIR's Office of Legal Access Programs.

    [ID #317]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 30, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    April 25, 2018

    On April 25, 2018, the DOJ reverses its position, announcing that it will continue LOP while the department continues a review, rather than halt it altogether.

    Opening Statement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
  4. Subsequent Action

    September 5, 2018

    EOIR generates its first statistical report claiming LOP is counterproductive.

    EOIR: LOP Cohort Analysis, Phase I
  5. Subsequent Action

    January 29, 2019

    EOIR generates its second statistical report claiming LOP is counterproductive.

    EOIR: LOP Cohort Analysis, Phase II
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Program Termination
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

Prior Policies

  • The Legal Orientation Program, established in 2003, partners with non-profit organizations to provide individual and group presentations, workshops, and pro bono referral services to detained immigrants in removal proceedings

    Fact Sheet: Expanding Access to Legal Orientation

Subsequent Actions

Commentary

AIC: DOJ Cuts Immigrants Access to Counsel in Latest Attack on Due Process

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