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DOJ Executive Office of Immigration Review

The Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) states that its primary mission is to “adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation’s immigration laws.” As such, this office bears responsibility for ensuring that people seeking asylum on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation and those fleeing reproductive oppression are treated fairly and with dignity while navigating the immigration system. EOIR’s caseload is currently at an all-time high of over 1.3 million cases—roughly half of which are asylum claims. Due to this backlog, asylum seekers often wait years for a court date.