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12.23.19

TAKE ACTION: Hold DOJ Accountable for Immigration Court Policies and Union-Busting Against NAIJ/IFPTE JC2

On January 7th, the DOJ's petition to reclassify Immigration Judges as management officials -- therefore making them ineligible for union rights -- will be heard by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Make no mistake, this is a union-busting maneuver and if the FLRA rules in favor of the DOJ, the immigration judges will lose their voice to provide transparency and call for accountability in the Immigration Court.

In response to the immigration judges' union shedding light on the numerous policies that undermine fairness, due process, judicial independence, and efficiency in the Immigration Court, the DOJ is trying to silence these employees by busting their union.

Through the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ)/IFPTE Judicial Council 2, immigration judges have been offering their perspective from inside the troubled Immigration Court system, explaining the structural flaw of housing the Immigration Court within a law enforcement agency (the DOJ), proposing solutions, and advocating for establishing an independent Immigration Court free of political interference.

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TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on Recent Policies in the Immigration Court & DOJ's Effort to End Union Rights of Employees Bringing these Issues to Light.



Click the link above to request the Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Reform Committee in the House of Representatives hold hearings and provide accountability for the DOJ's recent policies in the Immigration Court and for the DOJ's attempt to decertify the immigration judges union.

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To learn more about he NAIJ analysis on why the Immigration Court needs reform, watch this brief video to hear Hon. Ashley Tabaddor, President of the NAIJ/IFPTE Judicial Council 2.



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Additional coverage of NAIJ and the DOJ's attacks on the Immigration Judges' union rights and judicial independence can be found here.

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