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 A letter from David L. Neal, Chief Immigration Judge:  

In 2006, the Attorney General instructed the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, in consultation with the Immigration Judges, to issue a practice manual for the parties who appear before the Immigration Courts. This directive arose out of the public’s desire for greater uniformity in Immigration Court procedures and a call for the Immigration Courts to implement their “best practices” nationwide. xxxxxxxxxxxTo continue reading

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Table of Contents


TOC             Detailed Table of Contents

Chapter 1     The Immigration Court

Chapter 2     Appearances before the Immigration Court

Chapter 3     Filing with the Immigration Court

Chapter 4     Hearings before Immigration Judges

Chapter 5     Motions before the Immigration Court

Chapter 6     Appeals of Immigration Judge Decisions


Chapter 7     Other Proceedings before Immigration Judges

Chapter 8     Stays

Chapter 9     Detention and Bond

Chapter 10   Discipline of Practitioners

Chapter 11   Forms

Chapter 12   Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Chapter 13   Other Information


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