Immigration Law

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EOIR Announces 19 New Immigration Judges
Posted on 5 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Aug. 5, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the appointment of 19 immigration judges to courts in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. EOIR continues... Read More

On Choosing the Next Chief Immigration Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 25 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hon. Jeffrey S. Chase, July 25, 2022 "On July 21, we were treated to the news that our nation’s immigration courts will no longer be run by a chief judge specifically installed by the prior administration as part of its plan to undermine... Read More

EOIR Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short Resigns
Posted on 22 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is the opinion of the Hon. Paul W. Schmidt, former BIA Chairman. Read More

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Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Asylum Work Permit Policies: Garcia Perez v. USCIS
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, NWIRP, June 9, 2022 "Today, five asylum applicants filed a national class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) challenging policies and practices that... Read More

The Biden Administration’s Dedicated Dockets: Inside Los Angeles’ Accelerated Court Hearings for Families Seeking Asylum
Posted on 26 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigrants’ Rights Policy Clinic, Center for Immigration Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law, May 25, 2022 "A report released today reveals gross miscarriages of justice in the expedited immigration court docket established by the Biden administration... Read More

EOIR Adds Five New Immigration Judges
Posted on 23 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, May 23, 2022 "Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed Romy L. Lerner, William Mabry III, Cynthia M. Nunez, Curtis F. Pierce, and Michael P. Sady to their new positions. Biographical information follows: Romy L. Lerner, Immigration... Read More

EOIR to Host Webinar Public Forum on Practice Manuals
Posted on 12 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 92 / Thursday, May 12, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (‘‘EOIR’’) invites interested parties to attend a public forum to discuss and provide feedback on EOIR’s Immigration... Read More

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EOIR "Friend of the Court" Policy Memo (May 5, 2022)
Posted on 6 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, May 5, 2022 "Provide updated guidance on utilizing the Friend of the Court model in removal proceedings before the immigration courts; rescind and cancel Policy Memorandum 20-05." Read More

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EOIR Rescinds Three Policy Memos (Apr. 18, 2022)
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Apr. 18, 2022 "As EOIR continues to review existing agency policies and practices, the following Policy Memoranda (PM) are rescinded: 1. PM 19-05, Guidance Regarding the Adjudication of Asylum Applications Consistent with INA § 208... Read More

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Garland Appoints New BIA Member: Beth Liebmann
Posted on 15 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Apr. 13, 2022 "Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has appointed Beth Liebmann as a Member of EOIR’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). ... Judge Liebmann earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1981 from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor... Read More

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Garland Appoints 25 New Immigration Judges
Posted on 25 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Mar. 25, 2022 "Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed Roberto K. Amaya, Matthew S. Bohrer , Illya-Karina J. Bonet, Monique Carreras-Amadeo, Claudia R. Cubas, Kyle A. Dandelet, Ayodele A. Gansallo, Annette Gaul, Iman Ghasri, Matthew... Read More

EOIR Public Webinar, Mar. 30, 2022
Posted on 25 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) invites interested parties to attend the first of a series of public forums about its Access EOIR initiative. During the session, agency senior leadership will be... Read More

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ILD, NILC and AIC FOIA ACIJ Materials
Posted on 16 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILD, NILC, AIC, Mar. 14, 2022 "Understanding the Role of Approximately 40 Assistant Chief Immigration Judges (ACIJs) Who Oversee All Immigration Courts. This Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request seeks to uncover information about the hiring... Read More

82,645 Appeals Pending at the BIA
Posted on 9 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

As of Jan. 19, 2022 there are 82,645 appeals pending at the BIA. Read More

Tags: Appeals , bia , backlog , eoir

EOIR to Open Hyattsville, MD and Laredo, TX Immigration Courts
Posted on 25 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Feb. 25, 2022 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced it will open new immigration courts in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Laredo, Texas, on Feb. 28, 2022, expanding its presence in the National Capital Region and in South... Read More