NEW YORK -- Immigration Judge Alice Segal from the Executive Office for Immigration Review, New York Immigration Court, delivered the keynote speech and administered the oath of allegiance to approximately 150 candidates during a naturalization ceremony at 26 Federal Plaza in New York on August 2, 2013. The New York District Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, hosted the ceremony.
Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Judge Segal in October 2010. Judge Segal received a bachelor of arts degree in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctorate in 1995 from George Washington University Law School. From 2007 to October 2010, she was a senior attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security, in New York. From 1998 to 2007, Judge Segal was an assistant chief counsel for ICE, New York. From August 2004 to December 2004, she served as a special assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York. From 1995 to 1998, she served as a law clerk and attorney advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals, entering on duty through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Judge Segal is a member of the New York State and New Jersey State Bars.
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The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is an agency within the Department of Justice. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals interpret and adjudicate immigration cases according to United States immigration laws. EOIR’s immigration judges conduct administrative court proceedings in immigration courts located throughout the nation. They determine whether foreign-born individuals—whom the Department of Homeland Security charges with violating immigration law—should be ordered removed from the United States or should be granted relief from removal and be permitted to remain in this country. The Board of Immigration Appeals primarily reviews appeals of decisions by immigration judges. EOIR’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer adjudicates immigration-related employment cases. EOIR is committed to ensuring fairness in all of the cases it adjudicates.