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June 6, 2019

Three Senior EOIR Officials To Step Down
By Nicole Narea

Keller and King are holdover appointees from the Obama administration. Keller was appointed in September 2016 after serving as an assistant chief immigration judge and King was appointed in September 2015. Reilly, however, was appointed in April 2018 after serving in the general counselís office for the prior five years. According to the sources, Reilly and Kingís departures were announced in an email disseminated to EOIR employees, but the agency has yet to make an official announcement regarding Keller. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice, which oversees EOIR, said that the agency does not comment on personnel issues. Their departures come at a time of turmoil at EOIR, with an ever-growing immigration court backlog and poor morale among immigration judges who have been hit with new case quotas to measure their performance. The backlog stands at over 892,000 cases nationwide as of April, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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