Immigration Newsmaker Video: A Conversation with EOIR Director James McHenry

Tackling the Immigration Court Backlog


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James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), was featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, May 1 at the National Press Club.

EOIR is part of the Department of Justice and home to the nation's immigration courts. McHenry, a Justice Department veteran who was appointed permanent EOIR director in January, is the point man for the effort to restore timely and efficient adjudication of immigration cases in the face of a tremendous case backlog, which more than doubled from 2006 to 2015. The administration's goal is to cut the pending caseload in half by 2020.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 9:30a.m.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

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