Immigration Court Practitioner’s Guide Responding To Inappropriate Immigration Judge Conduct

Last Updated

August 10, 2017

As more noncitizens are targeted for the initiation of removal proceedings under the Trump administration’s broadened enforcement priorities, immigration court dockets will likely become even more backlogged. Given these strains and the reality of human fallibility, there will continue to be instances in which practitioners observe inappropriate and problematic immigration judge conduct. This guide is intended to provide practitioners with information about the range of options available when inappropriate immigration judge conduct occurs, including an administrative complaint with the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review.