On December 2, 2016, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of James McHenry as an administrative law judge (ALJ) in the EOIR's Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO). This appointment was effective November 14, 2016. The Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, Robert M. Stutman, stated of the appointment that it “will greatly increase OCAHO's capacity to adjudicate cases of illegal hiring and employment eligibility verification violations, complaints of discrimination based on an individual's citizenship status or national origin or over-documentation in the employment eligibility verification process, and allegations of immigration-related document fraud.”
Judge McHenry brings extensive experience to his new job, including stints with the EOIR, Social Security Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security. His extensive background suggests that he will be a valuable addition to the EOIR.
You may read the EOIR's full news release here [link].