Original Date AnnouncedMay 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.
[ID #1001]CQ Roll Call: DOJ memo offered to buy out immigration board members
Effective DateApril 17, 2020
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
June 9, 2020
CQ Roll Call: DOJ ‘reassigned’ career members of Board of Immigration AppealsOn 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. View Document