Overloaded immigration courts efforts to hire more immigration judges falls short
Immigration judges to be held more accountable
Question: I am in Immigration Court deportation proceedings.
The Immigration judges to be held more accountable was rude to me. He made me feel small, Insignificant and embarrassed to simply be in his hall of justice. He was issuing his decision not based upon the merits of my case, I find this awful. Is there anything I can do?
Answer: Actually, the Department of Justice through the Attorney General has conduct of many Immigration judges to be held more accountable. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced in remarks at the Immigration Judges’ Training Conference. The Attorney General directed the application of 22 new measures.
Question: What are some of the new measures?
Answer: Each newly appointed judges and Board member appointed after December 31, 2006. Additional measures directed to improve performance include improved training, Board members, and EOIR staff. Hopefully, they will see that they no longer be rude and disrespectful to those immigrants in deportation proceedings.