Defending Access to Justice and Due Process: Challenging the Justice Department’s New Interim Rule | CLINIC

Defending Access to Justice and Due Process: Challenging the Justice Department’s New Interim Rule

Home » Defending Access to Justice and Due Process: Challenging the Justice Department’s New Interim Rule

Webinars

The webinar on Oct. 3 is an opportunity for affiliate staff to hear how they can advocate on these important issues. CLINIC opposes the changes stemming from the interim rule.

Updated date: 10/07/2019

Model Comments

On Oct. 18, 2019, CLINIC submitted a public comment opposing the interim rule reorganizing EOIR. CLINIC’s opposition is based on the rule’s formal establishment of the Office of Policy, relocation of the Office of Legal Access Programs under the Office of Policy, and authorization for the EOIR director to issue appellate decisions in certain cases. In our comment, CLINIC describes how the proposed changes may allow political considerations to influence OLAP operations and appellate decisions.

Updated date: 11/20/2019

CLINIC has developed a template to help you draft a public comment in response to the Interim Rule reorganization the Executive Office of Immigration Review, or EOIR, which went into effect Aug. 26, 2019. The rule has profound consequences both on our system of laws and on people ⁠— people like your clients who depend on the Recognition & Accreditation, or R&A, program in order to access high-quality legal assistance. The rule will also allow political forces to shape immigration law and will guarantee worse outcomes for those navigating our immigration system.

Updated date: 09/30/2019

CLINIC has developed a simple web-based platform for individuals to submit a personal comment in opposition to the EOIR Interim Rule. The comment is pre-populated with a sample comment but can be adapted. The platform may be easily shared via social media and is intended for agency staff & volunteers, clients, and allies.

Updated date: 09/30/2019

Analysis

The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, or EOIR, issued an Interim Rule that changes its internal organization, the delegation of authority to adjudicate cases and appeals, and official position titles at the Board of Immigration Appeals, or BIA. The rule was issued on and goes into effect Aug. 26, 2019. We offer the following summary and analysis of the Interim Rule, which is not exhaustive of all changes.

Updated date: 09/06/2019

Advocacy Tools and Talking Points

The Justice Department put in place an interim rule on Aug. 26 that threatens the Recognition and Accreditation Program. This collection of stories illustrates why this vital program must be protected.

Updated date: 11/07/2019

On Oct. 18, 2019, CLINIC submitted a public comment opposing the interim rule reorganizing EOIR. CLINIC’s opposition is based on the rule’s formal establishment of the Office of Policy, relocation of the Office of Legal Access Programs under the Office of Policy, and authorization for the EOIR director to issue appellate decisions in certain cases. In our comment, CLINIC describes how the proposed changes may allow political considerations to influence OLAP operations and appellate decisions.

Updated date: 10/18/2019

What is an accredited representative? An accredited representative is a non-attorney who has demonstrated to the Department of Justice that they have enough education and experience in immigration law to provide immigration legal services.

Updated date: 10/07/2019

This backgrounder provides an overview of the Department of Justice interim rule published Aug. 26 that reorganizes the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The backgrounder explains how the rule works, the impact on our system of laws and the impact on human lives.

Updated date: 09/25/2019

Review these instructions to see a visual how-to guide for submitting a public comment on regulations.gov.

Updated date: 09/30/2019

This guide provides an overview of the federal rulemaking process and information about how you can participate. Engaging in administrative advocacy ensures that we are using all avenues to fight for immigrants and will more effectively amplify our collective voice.

Updated date: 11/14/2019