FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the appointment of Stacy Stiffel Paddack as an administrative law judge (ALJ). ALJs at EOIR hear immigration-related employment cases in the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), and do not hear removal cases in the immigration courts.
“We are excited to have Administrative Law Judge Paddack join our team and fill this critical position,” said Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Robin M. Stutman. “Her arrival will increase OCAHO's capacity to adjudicate employer sanctions and anti-discrimination cases, thereby expediting the recovery of worksite enforcement fines and remediation of illegal immigration-related employment discrimination.”
Biographical information follows.
Stacy Stiffel Paddack, Administrative Law Judge
Stacy Stiffel Paddack was appointed as an administrative law judge (ALJ) for the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), in December 2014. Judge Paddack received her bachelor of arts degree in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin, a master of arts degree in 1994 from the School of International Service at American University, and a juris doctorate in 1997 from American University's Washington College of Law. From 2010 to 2014, Judge Paddack served as an ALJ for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration, in Tallahassee, Fla., where she became the acting chief ALJ. From 2003 to 2010, she served as a senior litigation counsel in the Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, Department of Justice. From 1998 to 2003, Judge Paddack served as an attorney advisor for EOIR's Board of Immigration Appeals and OCAHO, entering on duty through the Attorney General's Honors Program. Prior to 2003, Judge Paddack also served as an adjunct instructor in the Legal Rhetoric Program at American University's Washington College of Law. Judge Paddack is a member of the Maryland State Bar.
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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.