Immigration Courts embrace Trump’s New Immigration Policies.
It is becoming obvious to us that the Immigration Courts have changed policies following the issuance of the DHS Enforcement Memos. No changes have been announced by the federal agency, EOIR, in charge of the conduct of Immigration Courts, but the change is evident.
All those with cases before the Immigration Judge should be aware that there will be no tolerance to deviations from Orders of the Judge. This would include any motions filed with the Judge.
We’ve seen the AILA Summary for the Memo “Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest”. It “directs DHS personnel to make full use of all statutory authorities to remove aliens expeditiously.” I do see a new February 2017 memo on the EOIR web page, entitled “observing Immigration Court Hearing“, and it does appear the EOIR manual was updated in February 2017.
EOIR: The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) administers the nation’s immigration laws through court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.