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EOIR Announces the Release of a Comprehensive Policy Manual

For Immediate Release
Executive Office for Immigration Review

FALLS CHURCH, VA – The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the release of its first interactive Policy Manual, the culmination of a multi-year project that represents the agency’s first comprehensive review of its policies. This effort involved cross-component collaboration and the dedication of many employees to identify redundancies, clarify ambiguities, eliminate surplusage, and update policies to reflect current law and practice.

"EOIR is pleased to present this comprehensive and dynamic resource," said Director McHenry. "The Policy Manual provides interested parties with swift access to all existing EOIR operational policies related to case adjudications, without the need to download separate documents. It also contains the first Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Practice Manual. I am confident the Manual will prove to be a helpful resource for both internal and external stakeholders."

The Policy Manual provides stakeholders with access to all of EOIR’s policies in a single resource, and includes the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manuals, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Practice Manual, and all current agency policy memoranda.

The Policy Manual will be regularly updated, and the most current version of the Manual is available through EOIR’s website.

— EOIR —

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is an agency within the Department of Justice. EOIR’s mission is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation’s immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. EOIR is committed to ensuring fairness in all cases it adjudicates

Updated January 13, 2021