Original Date AnnouncedMarch 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. [ID #162]EOIR Performance Plan: Adjudicative Employees Director McHenry email to IJs re new performance metrics
Effective DateOctober 1, 2018
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedOctober 19, 2021
DOJ Lifts Trump-era Case Quotas for Immigration Judges
This reported Biden administration policy revokes in its essence the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On October 19, 2021, the Department of Justice is reported to have ended the system that required immigration judges to close at least 700 cases per year to get a "satisfactory" rating. The DOJ announced the agency is in the process of "developing new performance measures that will accurately reflect the workload of an immigration judge."Go to article on abajournal.com