The translators will be replaced with informative videos briefing migrants facing deportation on their rights.
The “cost-saving” measure was introduced nationally by the DOJ last month. It could be put into place as early as mid-July.
A spokesperson for the DOJ told INSIDER that there is no specific policy change for using informative videos for the hearings.
The DOJ said the shift “part of an effort to be good stewards” of their limited resources.