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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 09:48 PM

If the DOJ Can't Attack Asylum Seekers, Attack Their Judges. Same Outcome.

The Department of Justice is challenging the right of the country’s 440 immigration judges to be represented by a labor union in a move the judges said was aimed at silencing their criticism.

In recent months, the immigration judges’ union has spoken out against new performance quotas and rules for managing court dockets.

The National Association of Immigration Judges has also called for the immigration courts to become independent of the Department of Justice, where the judges are currently employees...

“It’s absurd that anyone would consider us managers,” Immigration Judge Ashley Tabaddor, the association’s president, said in a statement. “We don’t even have the authority to order pencils.”

She called the move an “effort to mute” the country’s immigration judges.

Immigration judges are tasked with deciding who can stay in the country legally and who should be deported. The judges decide thousands of cases each year and are currently overseeing courts backlogged with 900,000 cases.


I hope Rachel pursues this.

We need to keep an eye on this case.

Let's hope the asylum judges win, since this is a move to weaken our judiciary that falls within the power of the Executive.


https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/justice-department-challenges-immigration-judges-union?fbclid=IwAR0sw7HEsNHTdfc9cES5aCvUEPY8nHRIxKSTFmQzyDXx-X4gHt7qmCMM27U

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Labor_Relations_Authority

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Reply If the DOJ Can't Attack Asylum Seekers, Attack Their Judges. Same Outcome. (Original post)
ancianita Aug 12 OP
LeftInTX Aug 12 #1
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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:23 PM

1. There was one judge in Louisiana who never granted asylum

She recently retired.
The location makes a big difference

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:13 PM

2. Okay. But I don't know how this relates to this move by the DOJ against asylum judges.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:49 AM

3. They send them to where there are unfriendly judges.

It isn't the same as the OP, but it has the same effect.

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