Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
||Monday, July 9, 2012
The Executive Office for Immigration Review Announces Filing
Deadline Changes Due to Power Outage
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- From July 2-3, 2012, a power outage in the Washington, DC, area disrupted operations of the Executive Office
for Immigration Review’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA will, therefore, consider timely filed any filing that meets
both of these criteria:
- the filing was due on a weekday during the week of July 2, 2012; and
- the BIA received the filing on or before July 11, 2012.
No request or documentation is required.
Filings that arrive after July 11, 2012, are subject to normal filing deadlines. If weather is an issue for any filings that the
BIA receives after July 11, 2012, parties should consult the BIA Practice Manual, Chapter 3.1(b)(v), on page 34 (“Natural or
manmade disasters”). The BIA Practice Manual is available on-line at http://1.usa.gov/Md03oi.
- EOIR -
Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is an agency within the Department of
Justice. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, immigration
judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals interpret and adjudicate
immigration cases according to United States immigration laws. EOIR’s
immigration judges conduct administrative court proceedings in immigration
courts located throughout the nation. They determine whether foreign-born
individuals—whom the Department of Homeland Security charges with
violating immigration law—should be ordered removed from the United States or
should be granted relief from removal and be permitted to remain in this
country. The Board of Immigration Appeals primarily reviews appeals of
decisions by immigration judges. EOIR’s Office of the Chief Administrative
Hearing Officer adjudicates immigration-related employment cases. EOIR is
committed to ensuring fairness in all of the cases it adjudicates.