According to the Justice Department, a group of about 400 judges who rule on immigration cases are management and are therefore not entitled to union representation.

The department on Aug. 9 filed a petition with the Federal Labor Relations Authority looking to decertify The National Association of Immigration Judges, Government Executive reports. The union, certified in 1979, has criticized a number of President Trump’s initiatives.

The Justice Department effort is similar to one pursued during the Clinton Administration. That attempt did not succeed, the publication reports.  

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