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. https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-72.
EOIR. “Ethics and Professionalism Guide for Immigration Judges.” Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), January 26, 2011. https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2013/05/23/EthicsandProfessionalismGuideforIJs.pdf.

Resources from Attorneys

AILA. Complaint. “Administrative Complaint Regarding El Paso Service Processing Center Immigration Court Judges.” Complaint, April 3, 2019. https://www.aila.org/infonet/complaint-highlights-due-process-violations.
“Every Immigration Judge’s Asylum Grants and Denials from 2014 to 2018.” Amoachi & Johnson, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, June 8, 2018. https://amjolaw.com/2018/06/08/every-immigration-judges-asylum-grants-and-denials-from-2014-to-2018/.
ALIA. “AILA Statement on Strengthening and Reforming America’s Immigration Court System Hearing.” American Immigration Lawyers Association (ALIA), April 18, 2018. https://www.aila.org/advo-media/press-releases/2018/aila-statement-on-strengthening-and-reforming.
Mendez, Michelle, and Rebecca Scholtz. “Immigration Court Practitioner’s Guide Responding To Inappropriate Immigration Judge Conduct.” Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., 2017. https://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/responding_to_inappropriate_immigration_judge_conduct_1.pdf.

Academic Literature

Benson, Lenni B. “Immigration Adjudication: The Missing ‘Rule of Law.’” Journal on Migration and Human Security; New York 5, no. 2 (2017). http://search.proquest.com/docview/1931567953/abstract/57B1E0F922154303PQ/1.
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. http://search.proquest.com/docview/1879403830/abstract/1ABCF30FED234068PQ/15.
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

Thompson, Gabriel. “The Immigration Court Judge Who Has Rejected Every Asylum Seeker.” Topic, July 2019. https://www.topic.com/your-judge-is-your-destiny.
Langford, Cameron. “Lawyers Blast ‘Hostility’ in Texas Immigration Court.” Courthouse News Service, April 4, 2019. https://www.courthousenews.com/lawyers-blast-hostility-in-texas-immigration-court/.
Shoichet, Catherine E. “Lawyers Slam ‘Wild West’ Atmosphere in Texas Immigration Court.” CNN, April 3, 2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/03/us/el-paso-immigration-court-complaint/index.html.
Sacchetti, Maria. “He Warned That Death Was Waiting for Him in Honduras. After Getting Deported, He Turned up Dead.” Washington Post, December 6, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/local/asylum-deported-ms-13-honduras/.
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. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/immigration-courts-out-of-public-sight-face-new-criticism-as-trump-ramps-up-pressure/.
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. https://www.kshb.com/longform/immigration-judges-defy-a-higher-court.
Washington, John. “These Jurisdictions Have Become ‘Asylum Free Zones.’” The Nation, January 18, 2017. https://www.thenation.com/article/these-jurisdictions-have-become-asylum-free-zones/.
Hennessy-Fiske, Molly. “This Judge Says Toddlers Can Defend Themselves in Immigration Court.” News. LATimes.com, March 6, 2016. https://www.latimes.com/nation/immigration/la-na-immigration-judge-20160306-story.html.
Lanard, Noah. “A Judge Threatened a 2-Year-Old Migrant with an Attack Dog. Trump Just Promoted Him.” Mother Jones. Accessed September 10, 2019. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/09/judge-promoted-by-trump-administration-threatened-a-2-year-old-with-an-attack-dog/.