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EOIR Immigration Court Practice Manual

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Get the uniform procedures, recommendations, and requirements for practice before the immigration courts. The requirements set forth in this manual are binding on parties that appear before the immigration judges, and parties are expected to adhere to the rules included therein.

Acting EOIR Director Snow Responds to NYT Article Regarding Stress Suffered by Overburdened IJs

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09072462 (posted Jul. 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.” The article discusses a study published in the Georgetown University Law Journal, which applied a psychological scale for testing professional stress and exhaustion to 96 immigration court judges who agreed to participate. The study found that overwhelming case loads, and a lack of sufficient resources, has left them highly strained.

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