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...
Ernie Smith, Associations Now, July 15, 2019
"Amid a growing crisis, legal associations have called on Congress to pass laws that would remove immigration courts from Justice Department control, emphasizing the inherent conflict of interest.
NAIJ, May 13, 2019
"National Assn. of Immigration Judges Say DOJ’s “Myths v. Facts” Filled with Errors and Misinformation
DOJ Document Demonstrates the Need for an Independent Immigration Court Say Judges
This month the Department...
On January 9, 2019, the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, A. Ashley Tabaddor, sent this letter to all U.S. senators and representatives. She stated:
"There is currently a backlog of more than 800,000 pending immigration...
"Judges’ Union Files Grievance Over DOJ’s Interference with Judicial Independence and Violation of the Due Process Rights of Those Appearing before the Immigration Courts; Guatemalan Youth Ordered Deported Despite Philadelphia-based Federal...
NAIJ HAS GRAVE CONCERNS REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF QUOTAS ON IMMIGRATION JUDGE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS, October 18, 2017
Threat to Due Process and Judicial Independence Caused by Performance Quotas on Immigration Judges, October 1, 2017
This just in from the Apr. 4, 2018 issue of former BIA Chairman Paul W. Schmidt's blog, www.immigrationcourtside.com -
"I have permission Judge Tabaddor to release the text of the following e-mail, dated April 2, 2018, that I received from...
H-1B FY 2017 Cap Season Begins April 1 |
USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap on April 1, 2016. The congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visas for FY 2017 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed...
NAIJ, March 2016 - "In oral arguments before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 16, 2016, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) argued that Immigration Judges are” low-level employees” similar to FBI agents, or so-called...
On July 22, 2014 the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) sent letters to the House and the Senate with specific recommendations on addressing the current Immigration Court crisis.
"The problems plaguing the Immigration Court system have been documented for years. ln 1983, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) was created to provide independence and insulation for the immigration courts from the enforcement functions...