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Trump Administration Moves to Dissolve Immigration Judges’ Union

Aug. 12, 2019, 6:04 PM

The Trump administration is pushing to dissolve a federal immigration judges’ union that’s been a fierce critic of its policies.

In a petition filed Aug. 9 with the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Department of Justice wrote that immigration judges, who are now represented by the National Association of Immigration Judges, are in fact management officials and therefore ineligible for collective bargaining.

As a result of structural and legal changes, immigration judges have more power and less oversight than they did when the agency last considered the question in 2000, the petition asserts. A Department of Justice spokesperson described the ...