Now Nepotism Is Immigration Court Issue

It turns out that the under-staffed immigration courts still found time to hire family members of officials, sometimes in apparent violation of federal law, according to various reports. Says the Washington Post, “… the Federal investigators found rampant nepotism in recent years within the agency that oversees U.S. immigration courts, including three top officials who used their positions to help relatives land paid internships.

Adds WaPo in one of its federal government blogs: “In¬†a report this week,¬†Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said¬†about 16 percent of the interns hired between 2007 and 2012 for the Executive Office of Immigration Review‚Äôs Student Temporary Employment Program were family¬†members of employees.”