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EOIR Director claims budget woes, gets scolded for not telling Congress

  1. Date Announced

    March 8, 2019

    A news report reveals that the EOIR Director sent an email to staff announcing that the rising cost of interpreters could lead the agency to slow the hiring of judges, cancel training, curtail acquisition of new space, and delay technology improvements. Per the report, the Director's email blames the agency's difficulties on a culture of stagnating production during the Obama years, and he claims that the agency needs still more IJs, despite hiring more in the last two fiscal years than in the prior seven. The report also quotes angry appropriators who chastise EOIR for failing to apprise them of the agency's budget situation.

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Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Hearings and Adjudications
Agencies Affected: EOIR

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