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Practice Alert: EOIR Final Rule on Administrative Closure and Termination

Practice Advisory
Issue area
Removal Defense
Crimes/Post-Conviction Relief
Published: Jun. 11, 2024

On July 29, 2024, an important new Executive Office for Immigration Review final rule, Efficient Case and Docket Management in Immigration Proceedings, goes into effect. Among other things, the rule codifies the authority of immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals to administratively close and terminate removal proceedings. This practice alert describes this rule’s origins and summarizes its key provisions.