Jeffrey S. Chase, July 5, 2019
"On July 2, the Department of Justice published final regulations impacting how decisions of immigration judges will be reviewed, both on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals and by certification to the Attorney...
Hon. Paul Wickham Schmidt, July 1, 2019
"No, it isn’t as dramatic as pictures of drowned families and caged toddlers. But, the effects of the latest move by those running our U.S. Immigration Courts and their political handlers could turn...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2019
"The Department of Justice (Department) is publishing this final rule (“final rule” or “rule”) to amend the regulations regarding the administrative review procedures...
Tal Kopan, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Bureau, Apr. 12, 2019
"Attorney General William Barr is making his first major moves on immigration policy since his confirmation, setting up big changes for the courts that decide whether immigrants...
Matthew Hoppock, Apr. 5, 2019
"Starting in September, 2018 the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) started producing this publication called the “EOIR Morning Briefing.” They’re not quite daily and they look like a...
EOIR Policy Memo dated Mar. 29, 2019, effective May 1, 2019
"[I]t is appropriate for EOIR to adopt a formal policy of "no dark courtrooms" and to direct OCIJ managers to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that all blocks of available...
Editor's Note: This is the most important - and damning - exposé of the Immigration Courts to date. Please read every word.
Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 28, 2019
" The following is the transcript of my lecture on March 28, 2019 at Cornell...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2019
"The Department of Justice (Department) is evaluating the possibility of revising the rules and procedures governing representation and appearance during proceedings before the Executive...
EOIR, Mar. 20, 2019
"... Attorneys or representatives of record and attorneys from the Department of Homeland Security representing the government in proceedings before EOIR will be permitted to use electronic devices in EOIR courtrooms for the...
EOIR, Mar. 18, 2019
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced the investiture of 31 new immigration judges."
Karen Musalo , Bank of America Foundation Chair in International Law and Professor & Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings College of the Law writes:
"Following up on U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan’s...
PM 19-06, effective Jan. 1, 2018
PM 19-07, effective Dec. 19, 2018
EOIR, Nov. 16, 2018
"Clarifies the agency's tracking and expedition of "family unit" cases, as identified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the time of filing with the Immigration Court."
Matthew Hoppock, Sept. 20, 2018 - Post-Pereira, the DOJ Chooses Harsh IJ Performance Metrics Over Compliance With Supreme Court Mandate
"It is starting to appear the Department of Justice has chosen not to comply with the Supreme Court’s...
Matthew Hoppock, Aug 21, 2018 - "Every summer the Immigration Judges from around the country meet in suburban Washington D.C. for a training session. The training materials are interesting, because they help us understand the IJs’ thinking...