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Reported: DOJ offers financial incentives to pre-Trump BIA judges to retire or resign

  1. Date Announced

    May 27, 2020

    CQ Roll Call reports that on April 17, 2020, EOIR director James McHenry issued an internal memo offering financial incentives to longtime BIA members if they retire or resign. The memo reportedly offered “voluntary separation incentive payments” to “individuals whose positions will help us strategically restructure EOIR in order to accommodate skills, technology, and labor markets.” The offer was made specifically to the Board Members who predate the Trump Administration.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 17, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 9, 2020

    On June 9, 2020, CQ Roll Call reports that nine BIA members, all appointed prior to the Trump administration, have been re-assigned after they rejected buyout offers. Effective June 8, 2020, they are assigned to the Appellate Immigration Judge position.

    CQ Roll Call: DOJ ‘reassigned’ career members of Board of Immigration Appeals

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