SIX NEW IMMIGRATION JUDGES APPOINTED ACROSS USA
The US Attorney General, Eric V. Holder, has appointed six new immigration judges to several immigration courts throughout the US. All of them have vast experience in their field and will be welcome addition to the Immigration Courts. These six new judges are:
· Honorable Immigration Judge Saundra H. Arrington, who is now appointed to the Stewart Immigration Court in Georgia. Judge Arrington started off her career as an assistant district attorney and state prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, then proceeded to work as a senior attorney for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and finally she served as associate counsel for the Office of Chief Counsel before becoming an immigration judge.
· Honorable Immigration Judge Rebecca L. Holt, who is now appointed to the Memphis Immigration Court in Tennessee. Judge Holt was in private practice for over thirty years before being appointed an immigration judge.
· Honorable Immigration Judge Keith E. Hunsucker, who is now appointed to the Port Isabel Immigration Court in Texas. Judge Hunsucker began his career in private practice, then became a law clerk for the Ohio Court of Appeals, after which he worked as an attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and finally he worked as senior instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia before becoming an immigration judge.
· Honorable Immigration Judge Steven P. Logan, who is now appointed to the Eloy Immigration Court in Arizona. Judge Logan started off his career with the US Marine Corps, after which he became an assistant US attorney until his recent appointment to the position of immigration judge.
· Honorable Immigration Judge Anibal D. Martinez, who is now appointed to the San Antonio Immigration Court in Texas. Judge Martinez launched his career as assistant chief counsel for ICE, after which he served as the deputy chief counsel for ICE until he became an immigration judge.
· Honorable Immigration Judge Robert L. Powell, who is now appointed to the Port Isabel Immigration Court in Texas. Judge Powell began his career by serving in the US Army Judge Advocate General Corps, following which he was in private practice, and then worked as an administrative law attorney for the US Department of the Army, after which he served as an administrative judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission until he was appointed an immigration judge.
The recent addition of these immigration judges will, no doubt, help to reduce the backlog of immigration cases waiting to be heard. For more information on these judges, please visit: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/press/2010/IJInvestiture09172010.pdf.