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EOIR imposes IJ quotas and deadlines

  1. Date Announced

    March 30, 2018

    EOIR revises the performance work plans (PWPs) for immigration judges so the agency can now evaluate them on how many cases they complete and how quickly. For immigration judges to get a satisfactory rating under the new PWPs, they must complete at least 700 cases per year, have a BIA remand rate of less than 15%, and meet at least half of six deadline-related case completion benchmarks.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 1, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

Prior Policies


By the Numbers: Why Quotas on Immigration Judges Will Adversely Impact the Court’s Backlog

Nat'l Ass'n of Immigration Judges on new IJ metrics

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