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AILA Doc. No. 17101234 | Dated October 12, 2017 | File Size: 731 KDownload the Document
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short sent the following message to all immigration judges, ending numerical quotas:
From Judge Short:
Good afternoon. Effective immediately, the performance metrics instituted in 2018 for individual immigration judges are hereby suspended. The Office of the Director and the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge are conducting a comprehensive review of the immigration judge performance work plan and performance measures. The Agency is in the process of developing new performance measures, drawing from past successful measures and appropriate input, that will accurately reflect the workload of an immigration judge. These new performance measures will focus on balance and equity for the various types of docket assignments, and we look forward to sharing them with you shortly.
Thank you for your dedicated service and commitment to EOIR’s critical mission.
Chief Immigration Judge
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.
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