\ slb \ SERVICE LAW BOOKS MENU \ Operating Instructions \ OI 242 Proceedings to determine deportability of aliens in the United States: Apprehension, custody, hearing, and appeal. \ OI 242.8 Transcription of testimony and decision.
Previous Document Next Document
OI 242.8 Transcription of testimony and decision.
Deportation-hearing testimony need not be transcribed if the decision of the special inquiry officer is final and permission to review or borrow a copy of it has not been requested.
When the special inquiry officer renders an oral decision, it shall not be transcribed unless it is appealed or certified, the respondent or the Service requests a copy, suspension of deportation is granted, or the special inquiry officer deems transcription necessary. An oral decision shall be transcribed when the special inquiry officer grants an application which was denied by the district director so that a copy may be filed in the public reading room in accordance with OI 103.8. If the oral decision
is not transcribed, the special inquiry officer shall prepare and sign a memorandum for the file reflecting the date of hearing, that copy of the decision not requested, that the charge in the order to show cause and lodged charges were or were not sustained, the applications filed, the country to which the alien prefers to go if deported, and a succinct yet comprehensive denotation of the order, including the disposition of any applications.