Justice department eliminates trump-era case quotas
The Biden administration has removes artificial quotas for immigration judges but urged further action to rescind other Trump-era policies which continue to undercut the integrity and independence of our immigration courts. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomed news that the Biden administration has removed the artificial quotas imposed on immigration judges by the Trump administration. The Trump administration had imposed case completion quotas as part of the performance review process for immigration judges, requiring them to finish 700 cases per year or face disciplinary action. Judges argued that the quotas valued expediency over due process and was not an appropriate metric to evaluate judges.