Job Overview

Summary

Applicants who previously applied to job announcement EOIR-13-0028, must reapply in order to receive consideration for this announcement.


Applications will be accepted from all sources (Federal and Non-Federal). Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging career, this is the position for you! 

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) seeks highly-qualified individuals to join our team of expert professionals in becoming a part of our challenging and rewarding Agency.  The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate review, and administrative hearings.  EOIR consist of three components:  The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the Immigration Courts where Immigration Judges adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate review of these Immigration Judge decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration related cases.  EOIR's Headquarters is located in Falls Church, Virginia, about 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC. 


This position is located at the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) , Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Department of Justice. The BIA has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals of decisions made by immigration judges or certain officers of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Decisions are binding, unless modified or overruled by the Attorney General or a federal court.

Duties

Board Members hear appeals of decisions made by immigration judges or certain officers of the DHS. Central to the Board’s role is the issuance of precedent decisions interpreting complex immigration laws and providing nationwide guidance to the immigration courts, DHS, and the private bar.

The majority of appeals reaching the Board involve orders of removal and applications for relief from removal. Other matters before the Board include petitions to classify the status of alien relatives for the issuance of preference immigrant visas, fines imposed upon carriers for the violation of immigration laws, and motions for reopening and reconsideration of decisions previously rendered. Generally, the Board does not conduct courtroom proceedings – it decides appeals by conducting a “paper review” of cases. In addition, the Board is responsible for the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives requesting permission to practice before DHS, the immigration courts, and the Board.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No