Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Judges balk at speedy deportations

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:36 AM
Original message
Judges balk at speedy deportations
A revolt against Bush administration attempts to speed up deportations for some immigrants is coming from an unlikely source.

The Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is one of the more conservative federal appellate courts in the country. But faced with horror stories of refugees tortured in their homelands, yet denied asylum here, 7th Circuit judges are overturning deportation orders and slamming the immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals for ignoring claims of political persecution.


"What was the immigration judge thinking?" an exasperated Judge Richard Posner asked in a Nov. 1 ruling reversing an order to send a Jewish family back to Muslim Turkmenistan.

The immigration judge had said that because only Ahmed Mamedov's father -- not his mother -- was Jewish, the discrimination against him "was not as significant as he claims."

Posner responded, "It's like saying that a Jew in Nazi Germany was OK as long as he was of German nationality."
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-immig14.htm...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:45 AM
Response to Original message
1. Thank God someone is standing up for what is right.
I expect that to go by the wayside, by and large, soon. Who knows how much longer we can count on our judiciary to protect fundamental rights (you know, their job)?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:53 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. Sadly
It's too few and far between, if you ask me.

I have to wonder if it's just because the cases aren't being brought forward, or the ones that do come forward end up in front of a GOP judge?

(yes, I know most judges probably pride themselves on impartiality, but I'm sure there are a few that aren't, and I wouldn't be surprised if some cases get "steered" to a favorable judge).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Apr 23rd 2014, 08:52 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC