Effective next Monday, The Department of Justice, executive office for immigration review will
implement a new rule which takes steps aimed at limiting the powers at dismantling immigration
courts. “By collapsing the policymaking role with the adjudication role into a single individual, the
Director of EOIR, an unconfirmed political appointee, the Immigration Court system has effectively
been dismantled,” said Ashley Tabaddor, President of the National Association of Immigration
The new rule is one of the biggest moves to date that could reshape immigration policies for decades to come. The impact of the regulation is to remove the authority of non-political, independent
adjudicators for that of a single political appointee. The unprecedented creation of an “Office of
Policy within EOIR under the Director’s authority, designed to formulate, coordinate, and implement
the executive branch’s immigration law enforcement policies combined with the Director’s new direct
adjudicatory role over individual cases, removes any semblance of an independent, non-political court system which ensures due process rather than political expediency.” Furthermore, this rule undermines oversight by the public.
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