Friday, August 5, 2022
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the appointment of 19 new immigration judges to courts in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. A copy of the full announcement is available here.
These new judges appointed by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed are Tanisha L. Bowens-McCatty, Michael P. Davis, James T. Dehn, Julia E. Egy, Ashley Gadson-Andrews, Amy F. Haer, Robert J. Herrington, Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Maria L. Jaimes-Salgado, Christina M. Jimenez, Christopher M. Kozoll, Nicole A. Lane, Francis M. Mwangi, Alex D. Perez, Xavier F. Racine, Raphael G. Rojas, Marc B. Stahl, Michelle M. Venci, and Mary C. Vergona.
A special welcome to the bench goes to Judge Geoffrey Hoffman, who will join the immigration court in Houston. A former member of the faculty at the University of Houston Law Center, Judge Hoffman was an active and distinguished member of the immprof community, and frequent contributor to this blog. Here is Judge Hoffman's bio from the EOIR announcement. Congrats to EOIR and to Judge Hoffman!
Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Immigration Judge, Houston – S. Gessner Road Immigration Court
Geoffrey A. Hoffman was appointed as an Immigration Judge to begin hearing cases in August
2022. Judge Hoffman earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1991 from Columbia College, Columbia
University, a Juris Doctor in 1997 from Tulane Law School, and a Master of Laws in 2004 from
Harvard Law School. From 2009 to 2022, he served as Director of the Immigration Clinic at the
University of Houston Law Center. From 2004 to 2009, he practiced immigration law at
Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, and Tetzeli PA in Miami. From 1998 to 2000, Judge Hoffman
served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Paul V. Gadola U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Hoffman is a member of the Florida Bar and the State Bar of