EOIR Adds 11 New Immigration Judges (June 16, 2017)

EOIR Adds 11 New Immigration Judges (June 16, 2017)

EOIR, June 16, 2017 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the investiture of 11 new immigration judges, bringing the agency’s total to 326. Deputy Chief Immigration Judge Print Maggard presided over the investiture during a ceremony held this afternoon at EOIR headquarters in Falls Church, Va.

After a thorough application process, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Olga Attia, David Cheng, Scott D. Criss, Christopher M. Greer, Catherine E. Halliday-Roberts, Elizabeth G. Lang, Eric W. Marsteller, Jennifer L. Page-Lozano, Helaine R. Perlman, Frank T. Pimentel, and Michael S. Pleters to their new positions.

“We are excited to welcome these individuals to the immigration judge corps, and their arrival will significantly increase our adjudicatory capacity in immigration courts as we work to address a backlog of pending cases,” said Acting Director James McHenry. “The continued hiring of new immigration judges as quickly as possible is an important component of EOIR’s multi-step effort to address the backlog, which also includes maximizing the use and effectiveness of our current adjudicatory capacity, upgrading our technology to process cases more efficiently, and reviewing internal practices and procedures in order to identify ways in which we can enhance immigration judge productivity without compromising due process.”

Biographical information follows....."