EOIR Wants To Use Caseload Metrics For Evaluating Judges

By Kevin Penton (November 1, 2017, 10:29 PM EDT) -- The Executive Office for Immigration Review is considering adding metrics on the duration and quantity of cases resolved by immigration judges to their performance reviews, the agency's acting head told a House Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday.

The metrics, which detractors label as quotas, would be an extension of data that the EOIR already collects but that it currently does not include as part of immigration judges' "work plans," James McHenry told the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee during a hearing that focused on the agency and its growing backlog of cases, which McHenry said hit 634,000 in October.

"It's something we're looking...

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