Skip to comments.Shovel Ready Judges: The Obama Plan to Address Immigration Backlog
Posted on 07/14/2014 9:05:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
On Tuesday, President Obama requested $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to address the urgent immigration crisis along the southwestern border.
The proposal includes a request of $45.4 million to hire approximately 40 additional immigration judges and support teams, including those anticipated to be hired on a temporary basis.
Although the funding request has several proposals that may appear prudent in theory, perhaps even shovel-ready, the hiring of additional judges will not be effective in the timely resolution of the catastrophe at the border.
According to the Department of Justice, the more than 260 immigration judges in 59 immigration courts nationwide already have a backlog backlog of 366,758 cases.
Moreover, it will take months to find and train judges qualified to handle immigration cases to the standards outlined by the Department of Justice. If they were hired today, it would be next year before they were ready to hear cases.
Also, immigration judges are not Article III judgeswho sit in a co-equal branch of the federal government. Rather, immigration judges work for the executive branch.
President Obama could direct Attorney General Holder to order the Chief Immigration Judge to create a special streamlined docket to handle the surge cases on a last-in-first-out basis. Rather than allowing those cases to drift into the regular detain/non-detain docket, the administration could order the Chief Judge to fast-track these cases in this surge case docket. Holder could order the Chief Judge to relocate immigration judges from less geographically active immigration courts in the nation to the newly created surge docket tomorrow.
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President Obama could direct Attorney General Holder to order the Chief Immigration Judge to create a special streamlined docket to handle the surge cases on a last-in-first-out basis."
When did this happen?? This is extremely dangerous. No judge should be subject to the orders of the executive.
If I was one of the judges, my ruling would be “DENIED, DENIED, DENIED” All day long.
Give us your illegals, give us your drugs...
Obama’s “judges” will be felons from S. America,
like those he chose to run ObamaCare/Deathcare.
They already skip their court appearences, spending more money on judges is useless.