Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13111458 (posted Nov. 14, 2013)"
On November 13, 2012, AILA, in conjunction with the American Immigration Council (AIC) and Public Citizen, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) for all complaints made against immigration judges, records relating to those complaints, and an index of those requested records that constitute final opinions and orders made in the adjudication of cases.
On June 6, 2013, when no response had been received from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the three organizations filed a lawsuit. The complaint challenged EOIR’s refusal to disclose complaints alleging misconduct by immigration judges and records that would reveal whether the agency adequately investigates and resolves those complaints. (AILA Doc. No. 13060649.)
On October 31, 2013, the DOJ released the first set of documents pursuant to the FOIA request and accompanying lawsuit. They include the following:
DOJ is producing records on a rolling basis, and AILA, AIC, and Public Citizen expect more documents to be forthcoming. This page will be updated once new documents are received.