EOIR Director’s Memorandum 22-03: Administrative Closure (Nov. 22, 2021) [pdf]

This directive restores administrative closure allowing immigration judges to temporarily pause removal
proceedings. This docket management tool established by Matter of Cruz-Valdez allows an exercise of discretion to remove lower priority cases from the docket. Advocates and attorneys of immigrant survivors may consider seeking administrative closure of a case to expedite their clients’ case.