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Table of Changes

TABLE OF CHANGES

Section Amended Date of Change Nature of Change
Appendix I October 25, 2023

Revised subsection (a)(1)(B)(ii) to clarify citation format for unpublished BIA cases, including those cases obtained from EOIR’s FOIA Reading Room.

Additional Reference Materials September 28, 2023 Added Director's Memorandum 23-04
Additional Reference Materials September 28, 2023 Removed Policy Memorandum 21-25 (Cancellation)
Appendix O September 19, 2023 Added adjournment codes 66 and F4 and call up codes OA, OB, OD and OR.
Additional Reference Materials August 23, 2023 Removed Policy Memorandum 20-03 (Cancellation)
Appendix O July 17, 2023 Revised effect EAD Clock effect for adjournment codes 7A, 22, 30, 45, and 99; removed adjournment codes 4D, 5B, 5C, 21, 37, 38, 42, 50, 52, 54, 60, and 63; added adjournment codes 5D, and T4; added call-up codes RI and RO; added case identifier codes AL, AM, AO, AU, HC, PT, TM, UP, and VG.
Additional Reference Materials July 5, 2023 Added Director's Memorandum 23-03
Additional Reference Materials June 6, 2023 Added Director's Memorandum 23-02
Appendix O May 9, 2023 Updated Appendix O title, included the effect of adjournment codes on the EAD Clock, and added adjournment code 9C and case identifier codes MP and OC.
ICPM & BIA Practice Manuals November 14, 2022

Provisions related to practice before EOIR have been updated throughout.  The updates principally reflect changes to practice before EOIR made by DOJ’s final rule “Professional Conduct for Practitioners - Rules and Procedures, and Representation and Appearances.

Two exceptions to this are found in the Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual:

  • 1.5(e)(3), 13.2(a)(1)(B) – Make clear that the BIA only provides record of proceedings to parties and practitioners upon request.
  • 4.6(b) – Makes clear that the 50-page limit for briefs only applies unless otherwise directed by the BIA.
Shared Practice Manual Appendices October 5, 2022 Added Director's Memorandum 23-01
Shared Practice Manual Appendices August 26, 2022 Added Director's Memorandum 22-08
All Parts August 26, 2022 The adjudicatory component specific information previously available in the EOIR Policy Manual is now available in the Immigration Court Practice Manual, the Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Practice Manual.
Part VII August 11, 2022 Added Director's Memorandum 22-07
Part II June 3, 2022 Revised chapters 7.1 and 7.4 and added chapter 7.6 to update procedures for credible fear screening and consideration of asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT protection claims by asylum officers.
Part VII May 6, 2022 Added Director's Memorandum 22-06
Part VII April 18, 2022 Cancellation of Policy Memoranda 19-05, 21-06, and 21-13
Part V April 1, 2022 Chapter 5 - Added ICOR flyers in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Punjabi, and Spanish.
Appendix O March 18, 2022 Added adjournment code 22.
Appendix O March 11, 2022 Added adjournment code 74.
Appendix Q March 10, 2022 Added new Appendix Q to Appendices.
Part III March 10, 2022 Further revised chapters 1.5(d) and 13.2(a) to update procedures for parties to request ROPs.
Part II March 10, 2022 Further revised chapters 1.5(c) and 12.2(a) to update procedures for parties to request ROPs.
Part I March 10, 2022 Further revised chapters 1.5(d) and 2.2(b) to update procedures for parties to request ROPs.
Part III March 7, 2022 Revised chapters 1.5(d) and 13.2(a) to update procedures for parties to request ROPs.
Part II March 7, 2022 Revised chapters 1.5(c) and 12.2(a) to update procedures for parties to request ROPs.
Part I March 7, 2022 Revised chapters 1.5(d) and 2.2(b) to update procedures for parties to request ROPs.
Part II,III February 22, 2022 Updated ICPM 2.5 (b) and (c) and BIA PM 2.5 (b) and (c) regarding appearances of law students and law graduates to align with 8 C.F.R. § 1292.1(a)(2).
Appendix F February 22, 2022 Added/updated references to ECAS in Appendix F (b) and (g). Corrected numbering in Appendix F.
Part II February 14, 2022 Added/updated references to ECAS in Chapters 1.5(c); 1.6(g); 2.1(b)-(e); 2.2(c); 2.3(b)-(c), (f), (h), and (i); 2.4; 2.5(b)-(c); 3.1(a), (b), (c), (e), and (f); 3.2(a)-(d), (e), (f), and (g); 3.3(b)-(c) and (e); 3.4(b) and (d); 4.15(h); 5.2(b); 5.11; 6.2(b); 10.7(e)(5); and 11.2(e). Updated numbering of Chapters 1.5(c) and 1.6(g).
Part V February 11, 2022 Added/updated references to ECAS in Chapter 4.
Part III February 11, 2022 Added/Updated references to ECAS in Chapters 1.4(d); 1.5(d); 1.6(e); 2.1(b)-(c); 2.2(c); 2.3(c)-(d), (f), and (h)-(j); 2.4(b)-(c); 2.5(b)-(c); 3.1(a)-(d); 3.2(a)-(f); 3.3(b)-(c) and (e); 3.4(a), (c), (f), and (h); 4.2(a)-(b), (f), and (i); 4.4(d)-(e) and (g); 4.5(a)-(b); 4.6(c); 4.7(a); 4.19(c); 5.2(b) and (d); 5.6(e); 5.7(b) and (f); 5.10; 7.3(b); 8.6(b); 9.3(c); 11.5(b); 11.7(d); 12.2(d); and 13.2(b). Updated numbering of 1.6(e), 2.1, 2.2(c), 3.1, 3.2, 5.6(e), 9.3(c), and 13.2(b).
Part I February 11, 2022 Added/Updated references to ECAS in Chapter 4.
Part III December 20, 2021 Corrected total number of Board members in 1.3(a)
Appendix J December 16, 2021 Amended references to the ICPM.
Appendix C December 16, 2021 Amended references to the ICPM; Updated filing deadlines following DM 22-04.
Part III December 16, 2021 Amended reference to the ICPM in chapter 1.2(c).
Part II December 16, 2021 Updated filing deadlines following 22-04 in Chapter 3.1(b)(2).
Part II December 16, 2021 Amended references to the ICPM in the Title, chapters 1.1 title, 1.2(b), 1.3(b), 1.4(a)(3), and 13.
Part I December 16, 2021 Amended references to the ICPM in chapters 1.1(d); 1.2(b) and (h); 1.4(a)(3); 1.5(a)(2), (d)(1) and (3)(C); 1.6(a), (d), (e)(4) and (7)
Part VII December 16, 2021 Added Director's Memorandum 22-04
Part VII November 22, 2021 Added Director's Memorandum 22-03
Part VII November 8, 2021 Added Director's Memorandum 22-02
Part VII November 8, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 20-13 (Cancellation)
Part VII November 5, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 21-08 (Cancellation)
Part VII November 5, 2021 Added Director's Memorandum 22-01
Part VII October 26, 2021 Retitled Part
Part VII September 16, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-28
Part VII September 16, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 21-07 (Cancellation)
Part V September 10, 2021 Updated description of MHP in Chapter 1.5
Part II  July 27, 2021 Updated list in Chapter 2.1(d)
Part I July 27, 2021 Updated description of OIT in Chapter 1.2(g)
Part VII July 23, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-27
Part VII June 24, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-26
Part VII June 11, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-25
Part VII June 7, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 21-10 (Cancellation)
Part VII June 7, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-24
Part VII May 28, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 19-04 (Cancellation)
Part VII May 28, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-23
Appendices May 24, 2021 Revised Appendix K in line with Policy Memorandum 21-18
Part II May 24, 2021 Revised 3.1(b)(1)(B) and 4.15(j) in line with Policy Memorandum 21-18
Part VII May 14, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-19
Part VII May 14, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-20
Part VII May 14, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-21
Part VII May 14, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-22
Part VII May 14, 2021 Removed Policy Memoranda 19-02, 19-03, 19-12, 20-04, 21-09 (Cancellation)
EOIR Leadership May 10. 2021 Updated EOIR Leadership Page (Deputy Director)
Part III April 29, 2021 Revised Chapter 5.6(c)
Part VII April 2, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-17
Part VII April 2, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-18
Part VII April 2, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 21-05 (Cancellation)
Part II March 29, 2021 Updated Sheila McNulty to Regional Deputy Chief Immigration Judge
Part VIII March 23, 2021 Updated Chapter I, Section II of the Uniform Docketing System Manual
Part III March 22, 2021 Revised Chapter 4.7(c)(2)
Part III March 17, 2021 Revised Temporary Appellate Immigration Judges
Part III March 17, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 20-01 (Cancellation)
Part III March 17, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-16
Part III February 18, 2021 Updated Chapter III, Section V of the Uniform Docketing System Manual
Appendix C February 4, 2021 Revised timeframe for filings in advance of individual calendar hearing
Part II January 28, 2021 Revised fee amount in Chapter 3.4(e)(1)
Part VII January 19, 2021 Removed Policy Memorandum 21-09 (Withdrawn)
Part VII January 19, 2021 Added Policy Memorandum 21-15