EOIR Swears in New Administrative Law Judge

by Melsida Asatrian on Aug. 13, 2019

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Summary: On June 18, 2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it swore in Jean King as the new chief administrative law judge in the EOIR’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.

immigration attorney nycOn June 18, 2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it swore in Jean King as the new chief administrative law judge in the EOIR's Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer [PDF version]. The investiture ceremony was presided over by the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, Robin Stutman.

The new Administrative Law Judge, Jean King, has extensive prior experience with EOIR. From July 2015 to August 2015, and from December 2012 to October 2014, Judge King served as deputy general counsel for EOIR. From March 2011 to October 2011, Judge King served as acting director of operations at EOIR, followed by a stint from October 2011 to December 2012 as counsel to the director of EOIR.

From 2006 to 2009, Judge King served as a temporary member of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Judge King was on the panel for three BIA precedent decisions during her tenure as a temporary board member:

- Matter of Portillo-Gutierrez, 25 I&N Dec. 148 (BIA 2009) [PDF version] [see article];
- Matter of Monges, 25 I&N Dec. 246 (BIA 2010) [PDF version]; and
- Matter of Garcia Arreola, 25 I&N Dec. 267 (BIA 2010) [PDF version].

Prior to being appointed as a temporary board member, Judge King was a senior legal advisor at the BIA from 1996-2006. Before that, she worked for one year as a judicial law clerk with the Superior Court of Connecticut.

Judge King has a law degree from the College of William and Mary.

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