The Immigration Court, also known as the Executive Office for Immigration
Review (EOIR) added two additional immigration judges to handle removal
and deportation proceedings. Both Judges were added to immigration courts in Texas.
One Judge was added to the Pearsall Immigration Court and the other to
the El Paso Service Processing Center Court. The Department of Homeland
Security refers to their detention centers as "service processing
Immigration Judges throughout the United States preside over
removal proceedings to determine whether those facing deportation will get a chance to remain
in the United States. These proceedings involve a representative from
the U.S. Government called Trial Attorneys, and a representative for the
deportation (Respondent). The Respondent usually has the burden of proof to show why
he or she deserves a second chance to remain in the United States legally.
The immigration court system has been recently described as overwhelmed
with the number of cases resulting in a huge backlog and delays in hearing
dates. The Department of Justice who is responsible for the administration
of the EOIR has been attempting to beef up the immigration judge ranks
to deal with the backlogs.
Congratulations to the new Judges, Craig A. Harlow and Sunita B. Mahtabfar.
The attorneys of Pozo Goldstein, LLP represent respondents in removal proceedings
in Miami and throughout the United States