EOIR, Oct. 9, 2020
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the investiture of 20 Immigration Judges, including three Assistant Chief Immigration Judges. As was noted today by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen...
Postings here and here .
EOIR v. NAIJ
"For the reasons discussed below, I find that IJs are not management officials within the meaning of section 7103(a)(l l) of the Statute, and EOIR's petition is dismissed."
EOIR, July 17, 2020
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announces the investiture of 46 immigration judges, including three assistant chief immigration judges. This class brings the immigration judge corps to 509, which is the highest...
Knight First Amendment Institute, July 1, 2020
"The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit today on behalf of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) challenging a government policy that imposes an...
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...
NAIJ, Mar. 30, 2020
"During this historic and unprecedented pandemic, the immigration courts are in the midst of a crisis created by EOIR. One current immigration judge who is a U.S. military veteran summarized the state of affairs:
Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 27, 2019
"Immigration Judge Charles Honeyman was nearing retirement, but he vowed not to leave while Donald Trump was president and risk being replaced by an ideologue with an anti-immigration agenda...
EOIR, Oct. 11, 2019
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review today announced the investiture of 27 new immigration judges. Deputy Chief Immigration Judge Mary Cheng presided over the investiture during a ceremony held Oct. 11, 2019, at the...
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...
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...
Ilyce Shugall, Aug. 4, 2019
"I have been an immigration lawyer dedicated to fairness and due process for immigrants my entire career. In 2015, convinced that my 18 years of experience as an advocate would make me a good immigration judge, I applied...
Matter of D-A-C-, 27 I&N Dec. 575 (BIA 2019) - Immigration Judges have the authority to deny an application for temporary protected status in the exercise of discretion.