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Liaison Activity

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  • Practice Pointer: Keeping Your EOIR eRegistry Account Active (10/27/2014)
    At the October 23, 2014 AILA EOIR Liaison Committee meeting, EOIR clarified several key aspects of its eRegistry program for attorneys, including how to keep an account active and how to reactivate an account. EOIR also advised the committee on upcoming features that will be added to the portal.
    AILA Doc. No. 14102749.
  • Practice Alert: EOIR Update on FY2015 Suspension/Non-LPR Cancellation Cap (10/10/2014)
    EOIR has advised AILA that the 4,000 cancellation grants available in FY2015 will likely be exceeded by the decisions currently held in reserve. Because of this, immigration judges have been instructed to continue to follow the procedures set forth in OPPM 12-01.
    AILA Doc. No. 14101043.
  • EOIR Liaison Committee Seeks Questions for Fall Meeting (9/4/2014)
    The EOIR Liaison Committee seeks questions for its fall meeting with the agency in late October 2014. Please send any questions by Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14090401.
  • AILA/EOIR Liaison Meeting Minutes (4/10/14)(800 KB - 8/22/2014)
    Minutes from the 4/10/14 AILA EOIR Liaison Committee meeting with EOIR. Topics include eRegistry and eFiling, asylum and withholding cases, immigration court and BIA backlogs, implementation of the policy for detainees with serious mental disorders, the BIA zip code, U visas and the practice manual.
    AILA Doc. No. 14082243.
  • AILA Liaison OSC Meeting Minutes (4/14/14)(642 KB - 8/11/2014)
    Approved minutes from the AILA Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee’s 4/14/14 meeting with DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel. Topics include DACA, settlement agreements, discriminatory intent, I-9 self-audits and internal investigations, I-94 automation, hotline calls, and FY2014 trends.
    AILA Doc. No. 14081142.
  • AILA Receives Records Relating to EOIR Misconduct in FOIA Lawsuit (Updated 3/18/14) (3/18/2014)
    Documents released pursuant to a FOIA request and subsequent lawsuit by AILA, AIC, and Public Citizen for records relating to complaints made against immigration judges.
    AILA Doc. No. 13111458.
  • AILA/EOIR Liaison Meeting Minutes (12/12/13)(948 KB - 3/17/2014)
    Minutes from the 12/12/13 AILA EOIR Liaison Committee meeting with EOIR. Topics include the impact of the government shutdown, unpublished BIA decisions, eRegistry and eFiling, provisional waivers, biometrics, waivers under §237(a)(1)(H), medical exams, and pre-trial pilot projects.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031743.
  • AILA Liaison OSC Meeting Minutes (11/19/13)(539 KB - 2/25/2014)
    Minutes from the AILA Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee’s 11/19/13 meeting with DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel. Topics include I-9 self-audits and internal investigations, document retention, settlements, and citizenship/country of origin questions in the context of export licensing.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022561.
  • Practice Alert: Signing Up for E-mail Updates from EOIR (2/6/2014)
    Practice alert on how to sign up to receive e-mail updates from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) on items posted to the EOIR Virtual Law Library.
    AILA Doc. No. 14020640.
  • Practice Alert: Effect of BIA Closing Due to Inclement Weather on Filings (1/23/2014)
    The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) was closed on January 21, 2014 due to inclement weather. Filings due January 21, 2014 that were received by the BIA on January 22, 2014 will be considered timely filed.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012344.
  • Do You Have Questions for EOIR? Tell AILA! (1/21/2014)
    The AILA EOIR Liaison Committee is seeking questions for its upcoming meeting with EOIR.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012145.
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