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25 New Immigration Judges

U.S. Immigration News

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the investiture of 25 new Immigration Judges. You will find the official announcement here.

After a thorough application process, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed Roberto K. Amaya, Matthew S. Bohrer , Illya-Karina J. Bonet, Monique Carreras-Amadeo, Claudia R. Cubas, Kyle A. Dandelet, Ayodele A. Gansallo, Annette Gaul, Iman Ghasri, Matthew D. Gordon, Lettricea Jefferson-Webb, Michelle C. Kahan, Charlesa E. London, Bobbie C. Masters, Joyce L. Noche, Agnieszka (“Aggie”) D. Norregard, Kristie-Anne Padron, Maritza S. Ramos, Christine Lluis Reis, Carmen Maria Rey Caldas, John S. Rubenstein, Evan P. Schultz, Luther M. Snavely, Jennifer A. Winfield, and Laura R. Wyrosdick to their new positions.

Only one of the new Judges is in New York, Kyle A. Dandelet, who will begin hearing cases at 26 Federal Plaza in March 2022.

Kyle A. Dandelet, Immigration Judge, New York – Federal Plaza Immigration Court
Kyle A. Dandelet was appointed as an Immigration Judge to begin hearing cases in March 2022. Judge Dandelet earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2004 from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor in 2010 from Harvard Law School. From 2017 to 2022, he was the Pro Bono Immigration Attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Cleary Gottlieb) in New York from 2015 to 2017, he was a Senior Staff Attorney in Sanctuary for Families’ Immigration Intervention Project at the New York City Family Justice Center in the Bronx, New York. From 2010 to 2012, and from 2013 to 2015, he was a Litigation Associate with Cleary Gottlieb. From 2012 to 2013, he clerked for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Dandelet is a member of the New York State Bar.



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