CLINIC Joins AILA and Partners

Last Updated

June 25, 2020


CLINIC joined AILA, the American Immigration Council, HRF, NIJC, and NIPNLG in a letter sent to EOIR Director McHenry in response to EOIR’s decision to resume non-detained immigration court hearings during the worldwide spread of COVID-19. The organizations oppose EOIR’s decision to resume non-detained hearings during this national public health emergency because it is premature and will not only affect the health and safety of the community, but also impact the fundamental fairness of immigration court proceedings. The organizations' recommendations to EOIR include postponing non-detained cases for the duration of the national public health emergency and invoking a moratorium on the issuance of in absentia orders for pro se and represented respondents when EOIR resumes the adjudication of non-detained cases.