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The State of Immigration Courts: A View from the Inside

"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 of the Immigration and Naturalization Service...

NAIJ Position: Assuring Fairness for Juveniles in Immigration Court

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.

Immigration Judges Are Not 'Low-Level' DOJ Employees - NAIJ Position Statement

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 “line” Assistant U.S. Attorneys...

News Excerpts From the April 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

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 for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree...

Immigration Judge Quotas a 'Death Knell' for Due Process, Judicial Independence - NAIJ

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