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Drafting Motion to Reopen

This page contains sample motions to reopen in several different types of cases.


Required Step

Complete EOIR E-registry

In order to enter an appearance on behalf of your client in immigration court, you must first register to practice before the immigration court by completing EOIR’s E-registry process. It is a two-step process involving online registration followed by in-person verification of your identity at your local immigration court.

Required Form

Fillable EOIR-28

You must file this form at or before your client’s first Master Calendar hearing in order to be entered as the attorney of record on your client’s case.

Resources

CLINIC Resources

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s resources on motions to reopen, including a comprehensive guide and several excellent samples.

Sample

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Sample MTR: Timely, New Evidence

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Supplement to Timely, New Evidence

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Supplement to Timely, New Evidence

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MTR: In Absentia, Lack of Notice

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