FOIA Documents Shed Light On EOIR Case Management

By Kevin Penton (June 6, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A set of documents recently released by the U.S. Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review detail how the agency is trying to cope with a record onslaught of cases, in part by using a "no dark courtrooms" strategy of avoiding vacant immigration courtrooms.

Documents that the agency released following a Freedom of Information Act request made by a Kansas-based immigration attorney detail how it is keeping track of when immigration courtrooms go unused and comparing that data to the schedules of immigration judges and when they have days off.

EOIR touched on the "no dark courtrooms" strategy as part...

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