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  • Immigration Law Advisor, January 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 1)(755 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on the specific intent standard in Convention Against Torture cases, federal court activity for December 2008, an article on limit of court jurisdiction on matters of “agency discretion,” recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 04141653.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, February 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 2)(723 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on differentiating the material support and persecutor bars in asylum claims, federal court activity for January 2009, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041651.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, March 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 3)(768 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on balancing fairness and finality in deficient performances of counsel claims, federal court activity for February 2009, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041650.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, May 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 5)(768 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on assistance in persecution under duress and Negusie v. Holder, federal court activity for April 2009, an article on recent court decisions on visa eligibility, waivers, and marriage fraud, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041647.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, June 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 6)(747 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on circuit court treatment of documents commonly submitted in coercive population control asylum claims, federal court activity for May 2009, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061446.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, July 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 7)(777 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on moral turpitude after Silva-Trevino, federal court activity for June 2009, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041645.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, August 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 8)(764 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on changed circumstances and country conditions for asylum cases, federal court activity for July 2009, an article on the REAL ID act, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041643.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, September 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 9)(787 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on contested issues in asylum law, federal court activity for August 2009, Brand X developments in the circuit courts, and recent BIA precedent decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041642.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, October 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 10)(800 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the meaning of “admission” and “admitted” in the INA, federal court activity for September 2009, immigration in the October 2009 term of the Supreme Court, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041641.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, November 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 11)(757 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on the current status of 212(c) and Abebe v. Holder, federal court activity and BIA precedent decisions for October 2009, and an article on deference to non-precedent decisions from the BIA and Joseph v. Holder.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041609.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, December 2009 (Vol. 3, No. 12)(800 KB - 4/16/2014)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the top twenty immigration cases from 2009, federal court activity for November 2009, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041608.
  • DOJ and ICE Reach $4.5 Million Agreement with Pilgrim’s Pride(31 KB - 12/31/2009)
    On 12/30/09, ICE announced that the U. S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, and ICE have reached a non-prosecution agreement regarding the employment of unauthorized aliens at Pilgrim's Pride's plants in the Eastern District of Texas.
    AILA Doc. No. 09123164.
  • EOIR Swears in 6 New IJs(45 KB - 12/18/2009)
    On 12/11/09, EOIR swore in the following immigration judges: Barry J. Pettinato (Charlotte Immigration Court), David H. Burke (Lancaster Immigration Court), Joyce A. Bakke Varzandeh, Monica M. Little, Tara Naselow-Nahas, and Kevin W. Riley (Los Angeles Immigration Court).
    AILA Doc. No. 09121865.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet: EOIR at a Glance(30 KB - 12/15/2009)
    On 12/14/09, The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued a fact sheet on the structure of EOIR and a broad outline of EOIR’s responsibilities.
    AILA Doc. No. 09121564.
  • DOJ Releases Video on Protections against Immigration-Related Workplace Discrimination(211 KB - 12/9/2009)
    On 12/7/09, DOJ announced the release of a video aimed at educating employers about worker rights and employer responsibilities under the INA. The video, available online and in DVD format, describes the types of discrimination prohibited and how employers can avoid discriminatory practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 09120965.
  • EOIR Announces Latest Disciplinary Actions under Rules of Professional Conduct(50 KB - 12/8/2009)
    On 11/30/09, EOIR announced that it had recently taken disciplinary action against 18 attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration practitioners.
    AILA Doc. No. 09120864.
  • EOIR to Open Immigration Court in Lumpkin, GA(22 KB - 12/7/2009)
    On 12/4/09, EOIR announced that it will open the Stewart Immigration Court in Lumpkin, Georgia, on 1/11/10.
    AILA Doc. No. 09120761.
  • EOIR to Open Immigration Court in the Northern Mariana Islands(39 KB - 11/30/2009)
    EOIR will open the Saipan Immigration Court in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, on 11/30/09. The Saipan Immigration Court will conduct immigration court proceedings for respondents in the Northern Mariana Islands.
    AILA Doc. No. 09113062.
  • EOIR Announces Latest Disciplinary Actions under Rules of Professional Conduct(50 KB - 11/23/2009)
    On 10/26/09, EOIR announced that it had recently taken disciplinary action against 12 attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration practitioners. Two attorneys were reinstated.
    AILA Doc. No. 09112366.
  • Michael C. McGoings Selected for Position of Deputy Chief Immigration Judge, EOIR (11/10/2009)
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review has informed AILA that Immigration Judge Michael C. McGoings has been selected for the position of Deputy Chief Immigration Judge.
    AILA Doc. No. 09111062.
  • DOJ OIL Immigration Litigation Bulletin June – July 2009(374 KB - 10/21/2009)
    DOJ OIL issues Immigration Litigation Bulletin for June – July 2009. The publication is intended to keep litigating attorneys within the DOJ and DHS informed about immigration litigation matters.
    AILA Doc. No. 09102170.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer(49 KB - 10/15/2009)
    EOIR issued a revised fact sheet on the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) within the EOIR. OCAHO’s administrative law judges handle cases related to employer sanctions, document fraud, unfair immigration-related employment practices, and international marriage brokerage.
    AILA Doc. No. 09101562.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet: Who Can Represent Aliens in Removal Proceedings(96 KB - 10/2/2009)
    The Executive Office of Immigration Review Released a Fact Sheet outlining who may represent individuals in removal proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 09100218.
  • DOJ Awards Education Campaign Grants to Fight Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination(48 KB - 9/29/2009)
    On 9/28/09 the Justice Department announced that it has awarded $723,000 in grants to twelve groups serving communities throughout the country, to conduct public education programs for workers and employers about federal protections against immigration-related job discrimination.
    AILA Doc. No. 09092960.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on Fraud and Abuse Program(27 KB - 9/25/2009)
    On September 25, 2009, EOIR released a Fact Sheet outlining its new Fraud and Abuse Program, which aims to identify and refer claims of fraud encountered by EOIR.
    AILA Doc. No. 09092566.
  • New Chief Immigration Judge Sworn In by Attorney General Holder(41 KB - 9/17/2009)
    On 9/17/09 Attorney General Holder administered the oath of office to EOIR’s newly-appointed Chief Immigration Judge Brian M. O’Leary at an investiture ceremony held at EOIR Headquarters. The Attorney General appointed Brian M. O’Leary as EOIR’s Chief Immigration Judge effective July 5, 2009.
    AILA Doc. No. 09091770.
  • DOJ Commemorates Fifteen Years of the Violence Against Women Act(51 KB - 9/15/2009)
    On 9/14/09 DOJ commemorated the 15th anniversary of VAWA which was signed into law on 9/13/94. This critical legislation was created in recognition of the severity of the crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
    AILA Doc. No. 09091561.
  • EOIR Appoints Robin M. Stutman as New General Counsel(54 KB - 8/31/2009)
    On 8/31/09 EOIR announced that Robin M. Stutman was appointed as General Counsel. For EOIR.
    AILA Doc. No. 09083162.
  • Attorney General Appoints John H. Guendelsberger as New BIA Member (8/3/2009)
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., announced on August 3, 2009, the appointment John H. Guendelsberger as a new member of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
    AILA Doc. No. 09080369.
  • Acting EOIR Director Snow Responds to NYT Article Regarding Stress Suffered by Overburdened IJs (7/24/2009)
    EOIR posted a letter from Thomas Snow, Acting Director, EOIR, to the editor of The New York Times regarding a 7/10/09 article titled “Immigration Judges under Strain.”
    AILA Doc. No. 09072462.
  • EOIR Notice Warns Against Notarios(73 KB - 7/22/2009)
    A 7/22/09 EOIR notice warns the public that notarios, visa consultants and immigration consultants are not attorneys, and advises that only attorneys or qualified representatives are able to provide representation before the immigration court. The notice is also available en Español.
    AILA Doc. No. 09072265.
  • Attorney General Holder Appoints New Chief Immigration Judge(221 KB - 7/1/2009)
    On 7/1/09 Attorney General Eric Holder announced the appointment of Brian M. O’Leary as the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Chief Immigration Judge.
    AILA Doc. No. 09070167.
  • EOIR Releases Update on 22 Improvement Measures(267 KB - 6/12/2009)
    On 6/5/09 EOIR released a fact sheet regarding its progress in implementing twenty-two improvement measures that were developed in August 2006 to bolster the quality and efficiency of the immigration courts and the BIA.
    AILA Doc. No. 09061238.
  • DOJ Press Release Regarding AG Holder's Decision to Withdraw Matter of Compean(29 KB - 6/5/2009)
    A 6/3/09 DOJ press release announces Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to vacate Matter of Compean, as well as his intention to initiate a new rulemaking process for regulations to govern claims of ineffective assistance of counsel in removal proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 09060561.
  • EOIR Posts Immigration Judge Benchbook Online(47 KB - 6/4/2009)
    On June 4 , 2009, The Executive Office for Immigration Review posted the “Immigration Judge Benchbook” online.
    AILA Doc. No. 09060420.
  • Juan Osuna Moves from EOIR to the Office of Immigration Litigation(37 KB - 5/22/2009)
    On 5/22/09, Tony West, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Justice Department’s Civil Division, announced four new members of the Division’s leadership team, including Juan Osuna as DAAG for the Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL).
    AILA Doc. No. 09052267.
  • EOIR Announces Swearing in of Ten Immigration Judges(39 KB - 4/27/2009)
    EOIR announced that ten new immigration judges were sworn in on 4/24/09 to serve in nine immigration courts nationwide.
    AILA Doc. No. 09042763.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer(66 KB - 3/23/2009)
    A 3/18/09 EOIR fact sheet provides an overview of the function of the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which handles cases related to employer sanctions, document fraud, and unfair immigration-related employment practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032363.
  • EOIR Announces Cleveland Immigration Court has Administrative Control Over all Ohio Cases(49 KB - 3/20/2009)
    On 3/20/09 EOIR announced that beginning 4/6/09 the Cleveland Immigration Court will have administrative control of all cases within Ohio.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032069.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on Disciplinary Program and Professional Conduct Rules for Attorneys and Representatives(39 KB - 3/20/2009)
    On 3/20/09 EOIR released a fact sheet that provides an overview of grounds for disciplining attorneys and representatives, complaints about immigration attorneys or representatives, initiating disciplinary proceedings, requesting a hearing, appealing a disciplinary decision and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032068.
  • DOJ Press Release Announces New FOIA Guidelines to Favor Disclosure and Transparency (3/20/2009)
    This DOJ press release announces the issuance of comprehensive new FOIA guidelines on March 19, 2009, that direct all executive branch departments and agencies to apply a presumption of openness when administering the FOIA.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032062.
  • DOJ Announces Swearing in of Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General (3/18/2009)
    The DOJ announced that David Ogden was sworn in as the Deputy Attorney General and Thomas Perrelli was sworn in as the Associate Attorney General on 3/13/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 09031864.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on Video Teleconferencing(60 KB - 3/17/2009)
    A 3/13/09 EOIR fact sheet provides an overview of the law authorizing hearings conducted using video teleconferencing and the role of video teleconferencing in the Criminal Alien Program.
    AILA Doc. No. 09031767.
  • DOJ Announces Investiture of Three New Immigration Judges(32 KB - 2/17/2009)
    DOJ announced that on 2/13/09 Acting Chief Immigration Judge Thomas Snow administered the oath of office to Thomas W. Janas (Cleveland Immigration Court) John R. O’Malley (Kansas City Immigration Court) and Rene D. Mateo (Miami Immigration Court).
    AILA Doc. No. 09021766.
  • Recently Confirmed Attorney General Holder's Remarks to DOJ Employees(26 KB - 2/3/2009)
    The remarks of recently confirmed Attorney General Eric Holder to DOJ employees, upon his return to the department.
    AILA Doc. No. 09020364.
  • EOIR Releases Bios for Office of the General Counsel Staff(67 KB - 1/29/2009)
    In January 2009, DOJ released a fact sheet with biographical information for the Acting General Counsel and Associate General Counsels.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012972.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on Asylum, Withholding of Removal and CAT(108 KB - 1/26/2009)
    A 1/15/09 EOIR fact sheet provides basic information on asylum and withholding of removal relief, as well as Convention Against Torture (CAT) protections.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012635.
  • EOIR Release on Final Rule Regarding Professional Conduct for Practitioners(253 KB - 1/7/2009)
    A 1/6/09 EOIR news release addresses the DOJ final rule that amends rules and procedures concerning professional conduct for attorneys and other representatives who practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the immigration courts.
    AILA Doc. No. 09010662.