New Guidance on Children’s Cases in Immigration Court

March 15, 2024

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On December 21, 2023, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued a Director’s Memorandum containing new guidance to the immigration courts on children’s cases. As EOIR notes, cases involving children require “special consideration,” and the updated guidance significantly improves relevant immigration court policies. Properly implemented, those policies stand to strengthen the fairness and efficiency of unaccompanied children’s immigration proceedings while better safeguarding these children against labor exploitation and trafficking.

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