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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:25 PM

Immigration judges exempt from Trump's federal hiring freeze

Source: Reuters

President Donald Trump's federal hiring freeze will not apply to immigration court judges under an exception for positions that are needed for national security and public safety, the Executive Office for Immigration Review told Reuters on Friday.

The Trump administration has called for faster removal of immigrants in the United States illegally, but immigration courts, which rule on asylum applications and deportation appeals, are weighed down by a record backlog of more than 542,000 cases.

On Jan. 23, Trump froze hiring for all federal government positions, except for military personnel and in some other limited circumstances.

New Attorney General Jeff Sessions "determined that Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) positions can continue to be filled," EOIR spokeswoman Kathryn Mattingly told Reuters in an email response to questions about the freeze.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-judges-idUSKBN16A2NI

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:13 PM

1. The trains must run on-time...

 

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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 02:35 AM

2. Well said

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