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  Wednesday, March 14, 2012

EOIR Announces New
Chief Administrative Hearing Officer

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced today that Director Juan P. Osuna has appointed Robin M. Stutman as the new Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (CAHO), effective Mar. 26, 2012. Ms. Stutman has served as the agency’s general counsel since August 2009. JuanCarlos M. Hunt, deputy general counsel, will serve as the agency’s acting general counsel.

“Robin’s unique legal experience in employment law as it relates to immigration will be a tremendous benefit to the Office of the CAHO,” said Director Osuna. “She has worked in this specific and nuanced area of law for 22 years.”

Ms. Stutman was appointed as General Counsel in August 2009. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1978 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a juris doctorate in 1982 from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. From 1987 to August 2009, Ms. Stutman served in the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice (DOJ), as a special litigation counsel, supervisory attorney, and senior trial attorney. From 1986 to 1987, she was in private practice. From 1982 to 1986, Ms. Stutman worked as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, DOJ, entering on duty through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. From January to May 1981, she served as an intern to the Honorable Joyce Hens Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Ms. Stutman is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

The Office of the CAHO is responsible for the general supervision and management of Administrative Law Judges who preside at hearings mandated by the employer sanctions, anti-discrimination and document fraud provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which amended the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952.

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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.

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