Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Morton Memo: Civil Immigration Detention: Guidance for New Identification and Information-Sharing Procedures Related to Unrepresented Detainees With Serious Mental Disorders or Conditions


"This memorandum directs that procedures be in place to ensure that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees who may be mentally incompetent to represent themselves in removal proceedings before the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) are identified, that relevant information about them is provided to the immigration court so that an immigration judge (lJ) can rule on their competency and, where appropriate, that such aliens are provided with access to new procedures for unrepresented mentally incompetent detainees being implemented by EOIR." – ICE, Apr. 22, 2013.