NPC Newsmaker Program: In Rare Public Forum, Two Federal Immigration Judges To Discuss Challenges Facing Immigration Courts

Aug 13, 2014, 11:21 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Immigration has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. What do we do with children illegally crossing the border? Can our courts handle the surge of cases? President Obama has called for hiring more immigration judges. Will it help?  What reform measures will make a difference?

Two federal immigration judges will discuss what is working in the immigration adjudication system and what needs to be fixed at a Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. August 27 in the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

Judge Dana Leigh Marks, a federal administrative judge in San Francisco who serves as President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), and Judge Denise Noonan Slavin, a Miami-based administrative judge who hears cases in a federal detention center and who also serves as Executive Vice President of the judge's union, will describe what they and other judges are seeing in their courtrooms.

Federal immigration judges are generally barred from speaking out on issues that affect their courts. Judges Marks and Slavin will be speaking in their capacity as leaders of NAIJ. NAIJ is an affiliate of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).

This Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045.

Like all NPC Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC club members. It is free of charge and no advance registration is required.

Jamie Horwitz, NPC Newsmakers Committee Event Host, 202-549-4921,  
Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Chairman, 301-512-7636,

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SOURCE National Press Club