Directed at Gulf South Rising and activists participating in the Southern Movement Assembly, the statement read, "While you gather in New Orleans, ACIJ
and hundreds of grassroots immigrant rights activists will be gathered in Hampton, Georgia, at the 2015 SEIRN conference to build a deeper understanding of institutional racism, and white supremacy, strategizing on how to dismantle it in our local communities and institutions and actively work to build solidarity between the immigrant rights movement and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
But it is unlikely that the current ACIJ arrangement fosters--or, given the numbers, even permits--the kind of chief judge stewardship envisioned for third branch courts.
listing ACIJ assignments) with EOIR, supra note 26 (listing immigration judges by court).
edu/ immigration/reports/210/(detailing Government Accountability Office criticism of the attorney general's ACIJ "[p]ilot [p]rogram [t]o [d]eploy [s]upervisors to [r]egional [o]ffices").
133) Seven of these eight ACIJs are residents in one of the courts under their purview, (134) but that leaves thirty-eight of the forty-five multijudge courts without a chief judge as a member of the court.
Instead of more ACIJs, though, the DO J, the EOIR, and the immigration courts should consider the conventional third branch approach of a chief judge for every multijudge court, or at least for all immigration courts with three or more judges.
On the EOIR website, immediately below the link to the ACIJs and their areas of responsibility, are links to directions for filing complaints about IJ conduct.