Date AnnouncedApril 17, 2018
In response to whistleblower allegations, four Democratic Members of Congress write a letter to AG Sessions to express concerns that DOJ may be blocking the hiring of IJs and Board Members on ideological and political grounds. The letter references the 2008 OSC/OIG report on DOJ politicized hiring of immigration judges and how it found a "systematic use of political or ideological affiliations" in screening candidates for IJ positions.
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Effective Date of ChangeApril 17, 2018
In a 2008 report, the DOJ Inspector General conducted an investigation into allegations of politicized hiring of immigration judges and Board Members. The Inspector Genetal found that certain political apointees "violated Department of Justice policy and federal law by considering political or ideological affiliations in soliciting and evaluating candidates" for EOIR and that "their violations were not isolated instances but were systematic in nature."DOJ Inspector General Report: Allegations of Politicized Hiring by Monica Goodling and Others in the Office of the Attorney General