Entity: DOJ - Executive Office for Immigration Review

San Francisco Immigration Court Officials Praised Increase in ‘In Absentia’ Deportations

January 21, 2022
Immigration officials in California celebrated a system that fast-tracked the cases of immigrants and resulted in significant increase in deportation orders, according to documents obtained by American Oversight and reported on by the San Francisco Chronicle.

News Roundup: Demands for Accountability in Fake-Electors Plot

January 21, 2022
The brazen scheme to subvert the 2020 vote by having pro-Trump electors submit false electoral certificates — which American Oversight obtained through FOIA — has heightened demands for accountability.

DOJ EOIR Records Regarding ‘Returned Notice’ Hearings at San Francisco Immigration Court

January 14, 2022
Records from the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding increased instances of hearings at the San Francisco Immigration Court for immigrants whose mailed notices were returned undeliverable, leading to absentia deportations. These records include communications, calendars containing hearing documents, and related reports.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding EOIR ‘Returned Notice’ Hearings at San Francisco Immigration Court

December 2, 2021
Public records request to the Department of Justice seeking records regarding increased instances of hearings at the San Francisco Immigration Court for immigrants whose mailed notices were returned undeliverable, leading to in absentia deportations.

Records Request to DOJ Regarding EOIR Officials’ Calendars, External Communications, and Policy Memoranda

November 22, 2021
FOIA request the U.S. Department of Justices seeking records regarding calendars, communications with external groups, and policy memoranda for David Wetmore and Tracy Short — both high-ranking officials at the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Why Biden Can Hire Better for Immigration Review

October 27, 2021
American Oversight obtained records showing that judges hired by the Executive Office of Immigration Review under the Trump administration mostly came from enforcement backgrounds — a pattern that has also emerged in the Biden administration.

DOJ EOIR Hiring Documents Concerning Immigration Judge O’Brien

September 1, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Justice in response to American Oversight's request for the Executive Office for Immigration Review's hiring documents of Immigration Judge Matthew O'Brien, who previously worked for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. These records include O'Brien's Quality Ranking Factor statement.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking EOIR Hiring Documents Concerning Immigration Judge O’Brien

July 16, 2021
FOIA request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review seeking the hiring documents of Immigration Judge Matthew O'Brien, who previously worked for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

FOIA to OPM and EOIR Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

June 14, 2021
FOIA to the Office of Personnel Management and the Executive Office for Immigration Review seeking records for political appointees converting to career status, including resumes and SF-50 forms.

FOIA to EOIR Seeking Communications of Tracy Short

May 25, 2021
FOIA request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review seeking communications of Chief Judge Tracy Short. This request was filed as part of our investigation into agency "burrowing."