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Report: DOJ office rife with nepotism

An investigation of the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has revealed that the office regularly gave special preference to family members of current employees. The nepotism has become so common that 16 percent of hires in an internship-style program were employees' relatives, including the niece of the EIOR director.

Critics of the practice have noted that while nepotism is fairly common and possibly harmless in the private sector, government has much less effective mechanisms to punish incompetence and weed out employees who waste taxpayers' money.