AILA Policy Brief: Imposing Numeric Quotas on Judges Threatens the Independence and Integrity of Courts

On October 12, 2017, the Washington Post reported that the DOJ plans to impose numeric quotas on immigration judges as part of their performance evaluations. The judges' union and DOJ are still in negotiations; however, the judges are speaking out.

AILA strongly opposes this proposal and issued a policy brief on DOJ's plans and why this unprecedented effort to compel judges to complete cases under stricter deadlines threatens the integrity of the immigration court system, the independence of the judicial branch, and the due process rights of AILA members' clients.

For additional information, see the following resources:

Speak Out on Imposing Quotas on Immigration Judges

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17101234.

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