EOIR Announces New Appointments in November 2015

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EOIR Announces the Appointment of Six New Assistant Chief Immigration Judges

On November 12, 2015, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of six new assistant chief immigration judges (ACIJs). ACIJs take on a managerial role and are responsible for overseeing the operations of the immigration courts to which they are assigned. The six new ACIJs will join the ten ACIJs who currently have assignments [see PDF].1 The new ACIJs will continue to hear cases in addition to their new managerial responsibilities.

The new judges are Mary Cheng (prev. IJ at the New York Immigration Court); Irene C. Feldman (prev. IJ at the Eloy Immigration Court); Amy C. Hoogasian (prev. IJ at the San Francisco Immigration Court); H. Kevin Mart (prev. IJ at the Miami Immigration Court); Sheila McNulty (prev. IJ at the Chicago Immigration Court); and Clarence M. Wagner Jr. (prev. IJ at the Honolulu Immigration Court).

To learn more about the six new ACIJs, please read the EOIR news release [PDF version].2

EOIR Swears in Two New Immigration Judges

On November 6, 2015, the EOIR swore in two new immigration judges (IJs). The two new IJs will join the 19 new IJs who were appointed in June of 2015.

Immigration Judge Daniel J. Daugherty will serve on the Las Vegas Immigration Court while Judge Jonathan S. Simpson will serve on the San Francisco Immigration Court.

To learn about the two new IJs, please read the EOIR news release [PDF version].3


  1. “ACIJ Assignments — November 2015,” EOIR, (Nov. 4, 2015), available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/acij-assignments [PDF version] (retrieved on Dec. 12, 2015)
  2. “Executive Office for Immigration Review Announces Six New Assistant Chief Immigration Judges,” EOIR, (Nov. 12, 2015), available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/pr/executive-office-immigration-review-announces-six-new-assistant-chief-immigration-judges [PDF version]
  3. “Executive Office for Immigration Review Swears in Two Immigration Judges,” EOIR, (Nov. 9, 2015), available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/pr/executive-office-immigration-review-swears-two-immigration-judges-0 [PDF version]
EOIR Announces New Appointments in November 2015