ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS
(Dollars in Thousands)

  EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR
IMMIGRATATION REVIEW
OFFICE FOR THE PARDON
ATTORNEY
TOTAL
  Pos. FTE Amount Pos. FTE Amount Pos. FTE Amount
                   
2006 Enacted (with Rescissions) 1,266 1,304 210,721 15 15 2,209 1,281 1,319 212,930
2006 Wartime Supplemental 0 0 9,000 0 0 0 0 0 9,000
2006 Enacted (with Rescissions and Supplemental) 1,266 1,304 219,721 15 15 2,209 1,281 1,319 221,930
                   
2007 President's Budget (Information Only) 1,386 1,364 226,883 15 15 2,329 1,401 1,379 229,212
                   
2007 Continuing Resolution Level (Information Only) 1,386 1,364 210,729 15 15 2,209 1,401 1,379 212,938
                   
2007 Estimate (direct)* 1,386 1,364 224,614 15 15 2,276 1,401 1,379 226,890
                   
2008 Request 1,506 1,544 245,162 15 15 2,350 1,521 1,559 247,512
                   
Change 2008 from 2007 Estimate 120 180 20,548 0 0 74 120 180 20,622
                   
Adjustments to Base                  
                   
Transfers:                  
From DHS to EOIR Legal Orientation Program 0 0 2,000 0 0 0 0 0 2,000
From DHS Immigration Examinations Fee Account to EOIR 0 0 [4,000] 0 0 0 0 0 [4,000]
                   
Subtotal Transfers 0 0 2,000 0 0 0 0 0 2,000
                   
Increases:                  
2008 pay raise (3.0%) 0 0 3,057 0 0 33 0 0 3,090
2007 pay raise annualization (2.2%) 0 0 927 0 0 10 0 0 937
Annualization of 2007 positions (FTE) 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 60 0
Annualization of 2007 positions (dollars) 0 0 2,879 0 0 0 0 0 2,879
Change in Compensable Days 0 0 1,016 0 0 0 0 0 1,016
Retirement 0 0 270 0 0 12 0 0 282
Employee Compensation Fund 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Health Insurance 0 0 374 0 0 5 0 0 379
GSA Rent 0 0 865 0 0 11 0 0 876
Lease Expirations 0 0 1,012 0 0 0 0 0 1,012
DHS Security Charges 0 0 340 0 0 0 0 0 340
Security Investigations. 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
                   
Subtotal Increases 0 60 10,748 0 0 74 0 60 10,822
                   
Decreases:                  
Employee Compensation Fund 0 0 -200 0 0 0 0 0 -200
                   
Subtotal Decreases 0 0 -200 0 0 0 0 0 -200
                   
Total Adjustments to Base 0 60 12,548 0 0 74 0 60 12,622
                   
2008 Current Services 1,386 1,364 237,162 15 15 2,350 1,401 1,439 239,512
                   
Program Changes                  
                   
Increases                  
Increased Immigration Workload 120 120 12,000 0 0 0 120 120 12,000
Subtotal Increases 120 120 12,000 0 0 0 120 120 12,000
                   
Offsets                  
Immigration Application Fee Offset 0 0 -4,000 0 0 0 0 0 -4,000
Subtotal Offsets 0 0 -4,000 0 0 0 0 0 -4,000
                   
Total Program Changes 120 120 8,000 0 0 0 120 120 8,000
                   
2008 Request ** 1,506 1,484 245,162 15 15 2,350 1,521 1,559 247,512
Change 2008 from 2007 Estimate 120 120 20,548 0 0 74 120 180 20,622
                   
* The Department of Justice 2008 budget request was built on a starting point that recognized progress in enacting the FY 2007 appropriation. The starting point used (referred to throughout this document as the "Estimate") is the average of the Senate Committee and House passed marks, less one percent, unless noted otherwise.
** The President's Budget Appendix language displays an incorrect amount, which does not include the $4,000,000 being transferred to EOIR from DHS.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(Dollars in thousands)

  2007 Estimate 2008 Current Services 2008 Request Total Program Changes
Comparison by activity and program Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
 
1. Executive Office for Immigration Review 1,386 1,364 $ 224,614 1,386 1,424 $ 237,162 1,506 1,544 $ 245,162 120 120 $ 8,000
 
2. Office of the Pardon Attorney 15 15 2,276 15 15 2,350 15 15 2,350 0 0 0
 
Total 1,401 1,379 226,890 1,401 1,439 239,512 1,521 1,559 247,512 120 120 8,000
 
 
Grand Total 1,401 1,379 226,890 1,401 1,439 239,512 1,521 1,559 247,512 120 120 8,000

 

Program Increases Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
 
1. Adjudication of Increased Immigration Caseload 120 120 $ 12,000
 
Executive Office for Immigration and Review requests120 positions (20 Immigration judges and 10 Board of Immigration Appeals attorneys), 120 FTE and $12,000,000 to make permanent the resources received through the 2006 War Supplemental. The additional funding authority provided in the FY 2006 supplemental will expire at the end of FY 2007. Current and planned Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiatives have and will continue to increase immigration court caseload (75,000 additional cases in 2005 alone and a minimum of 25,000 additional cases by 2008). In addition appellate caseload receipts are expected to increase by approximately 4,000 cases annually. The need for additional resources in EOIR is linked to a variety of DHS enforcement increases, including nearly 6,700 new detention beds, which will be fully on-line by 2008. FY 2008 current service resources for this activity are $237,162,000; FY 2008 total resources for this program are $245,162,000.      
 
Total Program Increases 120 120 $ 12,000
 
 
 
 
Program Offsets      
 
1. Immigration Application Fee 0 0 -$ 4,000
 
Fees collected for the processing of immigration appeal documents are deposited into the Immigration Examinations Fee Account, which is collected by the Department of Homeland Security. In FY 2008, EOIR will receive $4,000,000 as a transfer from the Immigration Examinations Fee Account. This results in a reduction of $4,000,000 million to EOIR's discretionary requirement.      
 
Total Program Offsets 0 0 -$ 4,000
 
Total Program Changes, Administrative Review and Appeals 120 120 $ 8,000