U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review: Fiscal Years 2008-2013 Strategic Plan [open pdf - 307KB]
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), created in 1983 as a separate agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is responsible for adjudicating immigration cases. Under the delegated authority of the Attorney General, EOIR interprets and administers federal immigration laws and regulations by conducting immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings in certain types of immigration-related cases. EOIR is independent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is charged with enforcement of federal immigration laws. EOIR's mandate is to provide fair, expeditious, and uniform interpretation and application of immigration law. This is accomplished through various adjudicative functions including immigration hearings and appellate review of decisions in immigration matters. These proceedings provide a process through which individuals can defend themselves against government immigration charges, complaints, or denial of benefits, or through which they can seek relief from penalties imposed on or against them. EOIR's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2008-2013 provides a comprehensive, multi-year framework for carrying out its mission. It is oriented toward EOIR's vision to be the world's best administrative tribunals, guaranteeing fairness and due process for all. It provides DOJ, the Congress, DHS, the federal courts, and the public with a report on the challenges EOIR faces over the next several years, and a blueprint for how the agency plans to address these challenges. It lays out the strategic goals and objectives the EOIR has set for itself, and will serve as a yardstick against which the agency will measure progress."
United States. Dept. of Justice. Executive Office for Immigration Review: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/