Immigration Removal Adjudication

Recommendation 2012-3 – Immigration Removal Adjudication addresses the problem of case backlogs in immigration removals and suggests ways to enhance efficiency and fairness in these cases. 

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2012-3, Immigration Removal Adjudication, 77 Fed. Reg. 47,800, 47,804 (Aug. 10, 2012).

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2012-3
  • Adopted on: June 15, 2012
  • Committees: Adjudication

The U.S. immigration removal adjudication agencies and processes have been the objects of critiques by the popular press, organizations of various types, legal scholars, advocates, U.S. courts of appeals judges, immigration judges, Board of Immigration Appeals members and the Government Accountability Office. Critics have noted how the current immigration adjudication system fails to meet national expectations of fairness and...

Implementation

A regulation of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) provides that a representative's appearance before EOIR in custody and bond proceedings does not constitute "an entry of appearance for all of the individual's proceedings before the Immigration Court." The regulation implements Recommendation 19, which encourages EOIR to “study and develop circumstances where the use of limited appearances . . . is appropriate [and accordingly modify its] regulations.”

EOIR’s creation of the Immigration Court Helpdesk Program implements Recommendations 17(b) and 20 by “aid[ing] parties in preparing submissions to the immigration court” and creating “offices [that] would save costs, enhance fairness, and improve efficiency.”

EOIR's regulations governing the accreditation, assessment, and renewal of paraprofessional programs implements Recommendation 16(a), which encourages EOIR to “[u]ndertake a more intensive assessment of the paraprofessional programs that provide legal representation and the accreditation process for such programs.”

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Committee on Adjudication Meeting Minutes Adjudication Meeting Minutes May 7, 2012 Download
Public Comment (8/23/16) Adjudication Member Comment August 24, 2016 Download
Public Comment (5/3/12) Adjudication Member Comment May 3, 2012 Download
Public Comment (2/17/12) (No. 1) Adjudication Member Comment February 17, 2012 Download
Public Comment (2/17/12) (No. 2) Adjudication Member Comment February 17, 2012 Download
Public Comment (2/17/12) (No. 3) Adjudication Member Comment February 17, 2012 Download
Public Comment (2/13/12) Adjudication Member Comment February 13, 2012 Download
Public Comment (5/13/11) Adjudication Member Comment May 13, 2011 Download
Asylum-Related Material from Interim Draft Recommendation Committee Memo Adjudication Memorandum March 5, 2012 Download
Consultants' Outline for 1/25/12 Meeting Adjudication Outline January 12, 2012 Download
Short Outline of Immigration Adjudication Project Adjudication Outline April 22, 2011 Download
Full Outline of Immigration Adjudication Project Adjudication Outline April 11, 2011 Download
Memo to Committee Re: 4/5/12 Meeting Adjudication Public Comment March 29, 2012 Download
National Immigration Forum Comment Adjudication Public Comment March 6, 2012 Download
Memo to Committee Re: 2/22/12 Meeting Adjudication Public Comment February 17, 2012 Download
Public Comment Adjudication Public Comment April 19, 2011 Download
Immigration Removal Adjudication Adjudication Recommendation June 15, 2012 Download
Document Cross Referencing Proposed Recommendation and Report: Cross Reference Document Adjudication Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Immigration Removal Adjudication - Document Cross Referencing Proposed Recommendation and Report Adjudication Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Immigration Removal Adjudication - Redlined Proposed Recommendation Containing Amendments and Comments Adjudication Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Proposed Recommendation: Immigration Removal Adjudication Adjudication Recommendation June 14, 2012 Download
Revised Draft Recommendation-Immigration Removal Adjudication Adjudication Recommendation May 4, 2012 Download
Draft Recommendation-Immigration Removal Adjudication Adjudication Recommendation April 19, 2012 Download
Redlined Recommendation Containing Amendments and Comments: Immigration Removal Adjudication Redline Adjudication Report June 14, 2012 Download
Immigration Removal Adjudication Report Adjudication Report June 7, 2012 Download
Revised Sections of Draft Report - Immigration Adjudication Project for 3/12/12 Meeting Adjudication Report May 12, 2012 Download
Immigration Adjudication Project Revised Draft Report Adjudication Report April 16, 2012 Download
Revised Sections of Draft Report - Immigration Adjudication Project for 4/5/12 Meeting Adjudication Report March 5, 2012 Download
Revised Draft Report of Immigration Adjudication Project Adjudication Report February 17, 2012 Download
First Draft Report of Immigration Adjudication Project Adjudication Report January 12, 2012 Download
Committee Meeting Webcast Adjudication Webcast May 7, 2012 Watch Video
Committee Meeting Webcast Adjudication Webcast April 5, 2012 Watch Video
Committee Meeting Webcast Adjudication Webcast March 12, 2012 Watch Video
Committee Meeting Webcast Adjudication Webcast February 22, 2012 Watch Video
Committee Meeting Webcast Adjudication Webcast January 25, 2012 Watch Video

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