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Immigration Court Practice Manual
Updates June 2013 - Present

Date Section Amended Page(s) Nature of Change
07-14-14 App. A A-4 Technical change – Bloomington Court address.
04-30-14 App. A A-1 Technical changes – El Centro and Imperial court telephone numbers.
04-10-14 App. A A-1 Technical change – EOIR San Francisco court address.
01-27-14 Table of Contents - iii - Updated to reflect changes in Chapters 3 and 4 relating to lodging asylum applications.
Glossary 7-10 Updated to include definition of “Lodged Asylum Application”
Word Index 1-15 Updated to reflect changes in Chapters 3 and 4 relating to lodging asylum applications.
Citation Index 1-4 Updated to reflect changes in Chapters 3 and 4 relating to lodging asylum applications.
12-03-13 3.1(b) 35 Technical change to reflect re-numbering of Chapter 5.12.
3.1(b)(3)(A) 36-52 Updated to reference revisions to chapter 4.15(l).
4.15(l) 74-88 Updated to reflect procedures for lodging asylum applications pursuant to the ABT Settlement Agreement.
10-23-13 10.5(c) 138 Technical changes – EOIR Headquarters and Portland court addresses.
10.7(f) 143
13.4(a) 155
App. A A-6
App. B B-1, B-2
08-13-13 App. A A-1 Technical changes – Adelanto and Denver court addresses.
06-10-2013 The entire Practice Manual has been reissued due to updates in software used to produce the manual. Page numbers throughout the manual have therefore changed. The manual has also been updated due to implementation of the EOIR eRegistry, as well as other specific changes. Below is a listing of the provisions which have been updated.
1.4(c) 6 Updated Legal Orientation Program information
1.6(c)(iii)(A)-(B) 11-12 Updated information regarding recording of hearings
1.7(g)(iii) 14 Added new E-filing subsection
2.1(a) 15 Updated to include registration requirement for attorneys and accredited representatives
2.1(b), (b)(i)-(ii) 15-17 Updated to include electronic filing of Form EOIR-28
2.1(c) 17 Updated to include notice requirement when EOIR-28 is electronically filed
2.3(b), (b)(i) 19-20 Updated to include registration requirement for attorneys and accredited representatives
2.3(c), (c)(i) 20-21 Updated to include electronic filing information
2.3(c)(ii) 21 Updated to include requirement for use of EOIR ID number
2.3(c)(iv) 21 Updated to reflect current version of Form EOIR-28
2.3(d) 21-22 Clarified provisions on scope of representation
2.3(e) 21-22 Updated to reflect options on current Form EOIR-28
2.3(h), (h)(i) 22-23 Updated to include electronic filing information

Clarified changes of address procedures
2.3(i)(i) 23 Updated to include electronic filing information
2.3(j) 25 Clarified appearances “on behalf of”

Updated entry-of-appearance procedures
2.4 26 Updated to include registration requirement for accredited representatives
2.4(b) 27 Updated to include registration requirement for accredited representatives
2.5(b)(i) 28 Updated to include inability of law students to electronically register
2.5(c)(i) 29 Updated to include inability of law graduates to electronically register
2.9(a) 31 Updated to include inability of reputable individuals to electronically register
2.9(c) 31 Updated to include inability of accredited officials of foreign governments to electronically register
3.1(a)(viii) 34 Updated electronic filing information
3.2(c)(i) 42 Added new subsection on service of electronically filed Form EOIR-28
3.3(b) 44 Updated to include information regarding signatures on electronic filings
3.3(c)(i) 46 Updated to include information on electronic filing of Form EOIR-28
4.15(l) 74 Clarified information on the asylum clock
5.7(b)(i) 94 Updated to address electronic filing of Form EOIR-28
5.8(b) 97 Updated to address electronic filing of Form EOIR-28
5.9(b) 98-99 Updated to address electronic filing of Form EOIR-28
5.12 104 Removed section on effect of departure

Re-numbered subsequent section
11.2(e) 147 Updated to include electronic filing of Form EOIR-28
App. B B-1 Added EOIR eRegistry technical assistance email address
App. I I-1 Updated telephone number for ASQ
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