8 U.S.C. § 1101(b)(4) (2010) (Title 8—Chapter 12: Immigration and Nationality)
(b) As used in titles I and II [8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq., 1151 et seq.]—
(4) The term "immigration judge" means an attorney whom the Attorney General appoints as an administrative judge within the Executive Office for Immigration Review, qualified to conduct specified classes of proceedings, including a hearing under section 240 [8 U.S.C. § 1229a]. An immigration judge shall be subject to such supervision and shall perform such duties as the Attorney General shall prescribe, but shall not be employed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.