This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/07/2020
"This rule sets forth the Department’s processes and procedures governing the review, clearance, and issuance of guidance documents and codifies existing Department...
DOJ OIG, June 2020
"We found weaknesses in EOIR's budget planning process, and identified three factors that contributed to these weaknesses. First, EOIR leadership failed to coordinate effectively with its budget staff and with the JMD on...
Tanvi Misra, Roll Call, May 27, 2020
"The Justice Department offered buyouts to pre-Trump administration career members on its influential immigration appeals board as part of an ongoing effort to restructure the immigration court system with new...
As many of you know, DOJ is attempting to decertify the Immigration Judges' union, on the theory that IJs are management. This argument failed twenty years ago, but DOJ is at it again. The case is currently pending before the Federal Labor Relations...
Judge Amiena Khan and Judge Dorothy Harbeck, The Federal Lawyer, March/April 2020
"In August 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ), in a veiled attempt to silence the voice of the immigration judges (IJs), filed a petition with the Federal Labor...
DHS/DOJ, Apr. 1, 2020
"Due to continued circumstances related to COVID-19 and newly-issued guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have determined to extend the temporary postponement...
DOJ, Feb. 26, 2020
"The Department of Justice today announced the creation of a section dedicated to investigating and litigating revocation of naturalization. The Denaturalization Section will join the existing sections within the Civil Division’s...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2019
"The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (collectively, ‘‘the Departments’’) propose to amend their respective regulations governing...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2019
"The Department of Justice is proposing to amend regulations that require DNA-sample collection from individuals who are arrested, facing charges, or convicted, and from non-United...
Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019
"Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019
"This interim rule amends the regulations related to the internal organization of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (‘‘EOIR’’). This interim rule reflects...
Jeffrey S. Chase, Aug. 22, 2019
The following article first appeared on the online legal news service Law360. Thanks to editor Lisa Gomberg for inviting me to contribute my views on this topic.
"On Aug. 9, the U.S. Department of Justice filed...
Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Aug. 22, 2019
"An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that “ directly attacks sitting immigration...
DOJ, Aug. 13, 2019
"The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with four car reconditioning companies in California: Automotive Creations, Inc., Dynamic Auto Images, Inc., Prestige Auto Specialists, Inc...
NAIJ, Aug. 12, 2019
"Trump Administration Seeks to Silence Federal Immigration Judges’ Union
DOJ Files Legal Documents to End the Labor Rights of Judges
Retribution for Speaking Out and Exposing Problems in the Courts
Judges Make Bipartisan...