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ACIJ directs NYC IJs to complete family cases within 365 days

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 30, 2018

    According to leaked emails obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting, the New York City Assistant Chief Immigration Judge (ACIJ) directed IJs to complete family unit (FAMU) cases on a specific timetable and within one year.

    [ID #227]

    Leaked EOIR Emails
  2. Effective Date

    November 30, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: ICE EOIR

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • August 16, 2018 In August 2018, AG Sessions released a decision in Matter of L-A-B-R-, which strongly emphasizes administrative efficiency, discusses continuances as a dilatory tactic, and appears to limit IJ discretion in granting continuances. Matter of L-A-B-R-, 27 I&N Dec. 405 (AG 2018)


  • Reveal - Leaked immigration court official's directive could violate rules that protect families from deportation

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