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Garland Appoints 18 New IJs, 2 New BIA Members

May 13, 2024 (1 min read)

EOIR, May 10, 2024

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the appointment of 20 immigration judges—18 immigration judges who joined courts in California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, and two appellate immigration judges who joined the Board of Immigration Appeals. Acting Director Mary Cheng delivered remarks and Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco administered the oath of office during the investiture, which was held today at the Department of Justice’s Great Hall in Washington, D.C. EOIR continues to expand its immigration judge corps and welcomes qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join the agency. In addition to making a difference through service to our Nation, immigration judges join a diverse and inclusive workforce. Individuals interested in these critical positions are invited to sign up for job alerts that are sent when new opportunities become available. Immigration judges and appellate immigration judges and are career employees, and each one is selected after a thorough and competitive application process. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland officially appointed the following individuals as immigration judges: Sarjo Barrow, Jenny Vi Beverly, Paula Dixon, Mark D. Donovan, Nina J. Froes, Mary A. Futcher, Emmanuel Garcia, Erin Michelle Gover, Fayaz Habib, Jerrica A. Harness, Dustin J. Johnson, Brent D. Jostad, Derek C. Julius, Cait Irwin, Karen de Lourdes Márquez-Casillas, Rajesh K. Matthew, Roopal B. Patel, and Sarah F. Torres, and the following individuals as appellate immigration judges: Joan B. Geller and Homero López Jr. Biographical information for the newly appointed immigration judges follows..."