James McHenry Appointed as Permanent Director of EOIR

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On January 10, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed James McHenry as the permanent Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) [PDF version]. McHenry had been serving as Acting Director since May 30, 2017 [see blog]. Prior to his appointment, McHenry served in various capacities at the EOIR and in the Department of Justice, including a stint as an Administrative Law Judge at the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) [see blog]. McHenry, a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, will oversee more than 2,100 employees at the immigration courts, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), OCAHO, and the EOIR headquarters.

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