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Immigration Law

FOIA Results: Immigration Judges’ Conference Materials for 2018

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 on specific issues. The 2018 conference was held at the Sheraton in Tysons Corner, VA. Jeff Sessions gave a speech at this conference which, for many observing, raised serious questions about his lack of willingness to allow IJs to make independent judgments. He also talked about his decision in Matter of A-B- which he published later that day. After the conference in 2018 I requested the training materials, handouts, slides, program, and schedule. This is what I received in response....[LINK]"