Immigration Judge Literature

The following is a collection of literature and resources related to the examination of Immigration Judges.

Government Publications

Office, U. S. Government Accountability. “Asylum: Variation Exists in Outcomes of Applications Across Immigration Courts and Judges.” Government Accountability Office, November 14, 2016.
EOIR. “Ethics and Professionalism Guide for Immigration Judges.” Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), January 26, 2011.

Resources from Attorneys

AILA. Complaint. “Administrative Complaint Regarding El Paso Service Processing Center Immigration Court Judges.” Complaint, April 3, 2019.
Amoachi & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, PLLC. “Every Immigration Judge’s Asylum Grants and Denials from 2014 to 2018,” June 8, 2018.
ALIA. “AILA Statement on Strengthening and Reforming America’s Immigration Court System Hearing.” American Immigration Lawyers Association (ALIA), April 18, 2018.
Mendez, Michelle, and Rebecca Scholtz. “Immigration Court Practitioner’s Guide Responding To Inappropriate Immigration Judge Conduct.” Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., 2017.

Academic Literature

Benson, Lenni B. “Immigration Adjudication: The Missing ‘Rule of Law.’” Journal on Migration and Human Security; New York 5, no. 2 (2017).
Jubany, Olga. Screening Asylum in a Culture of Disbelief: Truths, Denials and Skeptical Borders. 1st edition. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.
Beougher, Mark Richard. “Who Controls Immigration Judges?: Towards a Multi-Institutional Model of Administration Judge Behavior.” Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2016.
Miller, Banks P., Linda Camp Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes. Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy. Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.
Schoenholtz, Andrew Ian, Philip G. Schrag, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales. Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

News Articles

Flores, Adolfo. “ICE Detainees Were Held Without Bond Hearings For Months. Attorneys Worry It Will Get Worse.” BuzzFeed News, February 13, 2020.
Thompson, Gabriel. “The Immigration Court Judge Who Has Rejected Every Asylum Seeker.” Topic, July 2019.
Langford, Cameron. “Lawyers Blast ‘Hostility’ in Texas Immigration Court.” Courthouse News Service (blog), April 4, 2019.
Shoichet, Catherine E. “Lawyers Slam ‘Wild West’ Atmosphere in Texas Immigration Court.” CNN, April 3, 2019.
Sacchetti, Maria. “He Warned That Death Was Waiting for Him in Honduras. After Getting Deported, He Turned up Dead.” Washington Post, December 6, 2018.
Shapiro, Nina. “Trump Orders Judges to Hurry up; Here’s What the Public Rarely Sees in Seattle and Tacoma Immigration Courts.” The Seattle Times, April 4, 2018.
Greenblatt, Mark, and Maren Machles. “Immigration Judges Defy a Higher Court, Trapping Hundreds behind Bars: They Claim ‘no Jurisdiction’ for Bond Hearings.” News. KSHB, November 20, 2017.
Washington, John. “These Jurisdictions Have Become ‘Asylum Free Zones.’” The Nation, January 18, 2017.
Hennessy-Fiske, Molly. “This Judge Says Toddlers Can Defend Themselves in Immigration Court.” News., March 6, 2016.
Lanard, Noah. “A Judge Threatened a 2-Year-Old Migrant with an Attack Dog. Trump Just Promoted Him.” Mother Jones (blog). Accessed September 10, 2019.
Ambroz, Jillian S. “Borderland Judges Convict Immigrants at a Blistering Pace – DCReport.Org.” Accessed May 27, 2018.
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