Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
today released statistics on the impact of Executive Order (EO) 13767:
Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, which called
for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to assign immigration judges to
immigration detention facilities.
to the President’s Executive Order, over one hundred immigration judges
have been mobilized to Department of Homeland Security detention
facilities across the country, including along the southern border. This
mobilization includes both in-person assignments and dockets heard via
video teleconferencing (VTC).
the results of the surge to historical scheduling and outcome data,
EOIR has projected that the mobilized immigration judges have completed
approximately 2,700 more cases than expected if the immigration judges
had not been detailed. This means that completed cases by detailed
immigration judges have outpaced expected home court deferrals,
resulting in a positive net effect on the nationwide caseload. Also,
immigration judges mobilized to surge sites completed approximately 21
percent more cases on detail than the historical, expected performance
of nondetailed immigration judges at the same base locations.
is pleased with the results of the surge of immigration judges to
detention facilities and the potential impact it has on the pending
caseload nationwide,” said Acting Director James McHenry. “The Justice
Department will continue to identify ways in which it can further
improve immigration judge productivity without compromising due