EOIR Directed To Prioritize Removal Of Detainees And Unaccompanied Minors Without Sponsors

EOIR Directed To Prioritize Removal Of Detainees And Unaccompanied Minors Without Sponsors

On January 31, 2017, the Trump administration released a memorandum-effective immediately-which orders the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review to prioritize deportation hearings for the following: (1) All detained individuals; (2) Unaccompanied children in the care and custody of Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement who do not have a sponsor identified; and (3) individuals released on a Rodriguez bond.

The case that are no longer the highest docketing and processing priority are the following: (1) All other unaccompanied children; (2) Adults with children who are released on alternatives to detention; and (3) Adults with children that may have been initially detained but are subsequently released from custody. See AILA Doc. No. 17020136

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