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EOIR expands BIA to 21 judges

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 27, 2018

    EOIR adds four new Board Member positions to the BIA, raising the total from 17 to 21 judges. The BIA had recently expanded in 2015, raising the total then from 15 to 17.

    [ID #211]

    Expanding the Size of the Board of Immigration Appeals (2018)
  2. Effective Date

    February 27, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • SF Chronicle: AG William Barr promotes immigration judges with high asylum rates

    Go to article
  • Mother Jones: The Trump Administration’s Court-Packing Scheme Fills Immigration Appeals Board With Hardliners

    Go to article

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