Bloomberg Law
Aug. 12, 2019, 6:04 PM

Trump Administration Moves to Dissolve Immigration Judges’ Union

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

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 ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.