DOJ issues 'gag order' on immigration judges

March 06, 2024

NAIJ has represented immigration judges for more than 50 years and has never previously faced restrictions on its public testimony. “It’s pretty unprecedented.”NAIJ has occasionally used its platform to speak out against policy changes it views as harmful to the roles of immigration judges. Democrats and Republicans in Congress are in agreement the gag order is unwarranted, Biggs said, citing his conversations with lawmakers. NAIJ and IFPTE have brought their concerns about the gag order to the White House, Biggs said. There are currently around 700 immigration judges, a number Biden is looking to grow significantly.