EOIR Case Backlog Spurs Minor Fixes, GAO Update Says

By Steven Trader (April 19, 2018, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The Executive Office for Immigration Review has so far implemented one recommendation and initiated plans for 10 others that the U.S. Government Accountability Office suggested in June as a way to address a judicial hiring slump and a booming number of unresolved immigration cases, the GAO said in an update on Wednesday.

The GAO's initial report back in June found that unresolved cases more than doubled to 437,000 between 2006 and 2016 as the EOIR fell behind on filling open judge slots and developing effective workforce plans, and the GAO recommended a number of ways the agency could implement management changes...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!