DOJ ‘reassigned’ career members of Board of Immigration Appeals

Career members at the Board of Immigration Appeals appointed prior to the Trump administration have been “reassigned” to new roles after they rejected recent buyout offers by the Justice Department.

The step appears to be the latest administrative move that critics say dilutes the independence of an important appeals body by filling it with new hires more willing to carry out the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies.

The change was announced in an internal email viewed by CQ Roll Call. 

“This is to inform you that effective June 8, 2020, you will be reassigned from your current position as Board Member (Senior

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