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U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Office of the Director
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600
Falls Church, Virginia 22041

December 28, 2006

San Francisco Immigration Judge Participates
in Naturalization Ceremony

SAN FRANCISCO Immigration Judge Beverley M. Phillips from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), San Francisco Immigration Court, delivered the keynote speech and administered the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony for approximately 1,200 candidates on December 14, 2006, at the Masonic Auditorium.

The ceremony was hosted by the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.

Biographical Information

Beverley M. Phillips was appointed as an immigration judge in September 1994. She received a bachelor of arts degree and a juris doctorate, both from Texas Southern University in 1967. From 1969 to 1994, she worked as a general attorney for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service in San Francisco. From 1968 to 1969, she worked as an attorney (Equal Employment Opportunity investigator) for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Austin, Texas. From 1967 to 1968, Judge Phillips was an attorney/law proctor for the Houston Legal Foundation. She is a member of the Texas Bar.


EOIR is responsible for adjudicating immigration cases. Specifically, under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR interprets and administers federal immigration laws by conducting immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. EOIR consists of three components: the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the numerous immigration courts located throughout the United States where immigration judges adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate reviews of immigration judge decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration-related employment cases. EOIR is committed to providing fair, expeditious, and uniform application of the nation's immigration laws in all cases.

Information about EOIR immigration proceedings is available on EOIR's website at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/press/subject.htm.



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