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Immigration Judges Object to New Production Quotas (1)

April 4, 2018, 2:24 PMUpdated: April 4, 2018, 7:44 PM

The union that represents immigration judges at the Department of Justice isn’t happy about a new requirement that they complete 700 cases every year.

The case-processing requirement for employees of the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review will be effective Oct. 1, according to a copy of the new “job element” provided by the National Association of Immigration Judges. Oct. 1 is the beginning of fiscal year 2019.

“They are allocating 2.5 hours for each case” based on the department’s own calculation that the new quota system would require judges to complete about three cases each day, NAIJ President Ashley ...