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...
Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, April 2019
Immigration judges accuse executive branch of politicizing their courts
[Please read this detailed "deep dive" into the murky world of EOIR, including the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Immigration...
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."
TRAC, Mar. 18, 2019
"The Immigration Court backlog continues to rise. As of February 28, 2019, the number of pending cases on the court's active docket topped eight hundred and fifty-five thousand (855,807) cases. This is an increase of over...
AIC, Feb. 28, 2019
"In July and November of 2018, the American Immigration Council, along with the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA...
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...
EOIR, Dec. 21, 2018
"1. Ninety percent (90%) of worksite enforcement/employer sanctions cases under INA §274A should be completed within 430 days of filing. 2. Ninety percent (90%) of immigration-refated unfair employment practice cases under...
PM 19-06, effective Jan. 1, 2018
PM 19-07, effective Dec. 19, 2018
Jeffrey S. Chase, Dec. 13, 2018 - "In a November 16 memo to immigration judges, EOIR’s Director, James McHenry, announced that after a nearly two-year reprieve, “Family Unit” cases are again being prioritized, under conditions designed...
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."