NEW YORK -- Immigration Judge George Chew 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 March 8, 2013. The New York District Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, hosted the ceremony.
Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Judge Chew in September 1995. Judge Chew received a bachelor of arts degree in 1972 from City College of New York and a juris doctorate in 1979 from Antioch School of Law. From 1985 to 1995, he was in private practice in New York. From 1981 to 1984, Judge Chew was a partner with the Law Offices of Wong & Chew, also in New York. From 1979 to 1981, he served as a trial attorney for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service in New York. Judge Chew is a member of the New York 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.