David H. Wetmore Appointed Chairman of the BIA

by Alexander J. Segal on Jun. 23, 2020

Immigration Immigration  Deportation Immigration  Visa 

Summary: On May 29, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of David H. Wetmore as the chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

immigration attorney nycOn May 29, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of David H. Wetmore as the chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) [PDF version]. Below, we will examine Chairman Wetmore's resume with reference to the EOIR news release on his appointment.

David H. Wetmore, Chairman, Board of Immigration Appeals

- May 2020: Appointed Chief Appellate Immigration Judge of the Board aof Immigration Appeals by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
- 2019-2020: Associate Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Deputy Attorney General (ODAG).
- 2018-2019: Senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General in ODAG.
- 2009-2018: Trial Attorney in the Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation's (OIL) Appellate Section, DOJ.
- 2017-2018: Immigration Advisor to the White House Domestic Policy Counsel.
- 2006-2007: Law clerk to Judge Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
- 2002-2003: Law clerk to Judge Gordon J. Quist of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
- 2006, 2008-2009, 2010-2011: Adjunct law professor at The George Washington University Law School.
- 2003-2006, 2007-2009: Private practice.
- 2002: Juris Doctor, with High Honors, from The George Washington University Law School.

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