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Trump administration seeks to break the immigration judges’ union

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The Trump administration announced Friday that it petitions to decertify the National Association of Immigration judges (NAIJ) — a step that, if successful, could make the administration more control over where the judges are sent and how many cases you are treated to.

A justice spokesman said the Department submit to consider of a petition to the Federal labor Relations Authority (FLRA), if the NAIJ certification in the presentation should be revoked, as it is claimed, the judges meet the statutory definition of “management officials.”

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A management is officially defined as “any individual employee of an Agency in a position the duties and responsibilities, the payments you require or approve to formulate the individual, determine, or influence the policies of the Agency.” These officials can not be part of a collective bargaining like a Union.

“The role and importance of immigration judges in the session of the Department of mission and the provision or to influence its immigration policies have developed strongly in recent years,” a DOJ spokesman said. “In recognition of that development, including changes in the law, the justice believes are the appropriate measures needed in order to update [the Executive Office for Immigration Review] the staff relations in accordance with the law and continue the Department’s mission.”

The union is an Association of volunteers who are often vocal about the problems of their members, often some of the guidelines and requirements contradictory to you. The United States is facing a significant backlog of cases that it has seen tens of thousands of migrants, many of them in the family, over the border and demand asylum in the last few months.

NAIJ President Ashley Tabaddor said last month that the judge in the rule than 5,000 cases on your card, and criticized “surreal decisions” by the DOJ, including the demand that all of the more than 700 cases per year.

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“So in the last few months, and — as in the past fiscal year, we have now been in front of, quotas and time limits, judges, something they never would do for a judge, because you don’t a judge’s financial interests in the mix of his or her decision when it comes to a case,” she said in an interview with National Public Radio.

Tabaddor told Fox News in an E-Mail on Friday that during the NAIJ has not been officially notified, “it seems that the DOJ, the repetition of their earlier unsuccessful attempt before the FLRA to the dissolution of the union on the basis of the same number of unfounded claims.”

The petition will be submitted to the regional office of the FLRA, where both sides make their cases. According to a DOJ spokesman, an investigation is carried out and that the Department submit its arguments in support of the petition. The regional Director will reach a decision, or may decide an oral hearing is necessary, a conclusion.

Should management be successful in decertifying the union that it would not give the administration the final say over the decisions that judges, but it would allow for more supervision over the work schedules, in which judges are to be sent, and the number of cases, the judge may every year

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The administration is called, a number of measures to tackle the migration crisis, including more immigration judges, and corrections to “loopholes”, which limit how long the family can be held in custody. In March, the DOJ said it was a goal to hire more than 100 new immigration judges and support staff, including hundreds of “lawyers, judicial law clerks, legal assistants and administrative support staff, including interpreters.”

The goal would be 659 immigration judge, which of sometime in the year 2020, officials said in the budget request.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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