Comment: Juan Osuna At DOJ - Juan Osuna is the new permanent Director for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) at the Department of Justice. The appointment was announced today by Attorney General Holder. In this position, Mr. Osuna will oversee 1,300 DOJ employees involved with immigration-related work. Pursuant to the executive branch reorganization post-9/11, DOJís involvement in immigration was sharply reduced (INS was moved into DHS among other major changes after 9/11). However, DOJ still has significant responsibility as seen in the large staff that will now report to Mr. Osuna. To the extent that our executive branch should perfom efficiently, perhaps retaining EOIR within DOJ is not a good idea, and perhaps it should be moved into DHS. However, the advantage of dividing responsibility among several Departments is that there is a greater chance that the right person at the helm somewhere can institute good policies to the nationís benefit. While the obscurities of administration may sound arcane, they are important in effecting both immigration benefits and enforcement. Practitioners should be aware of the power that DOJ continues to wield in immigration matters.
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