It’s quite simple actually. The government attorneys known as OPLA either don’t care or just aren’t putting up much of a fight in these cases. Any alien that isn’t a convicted felon has a better than even chance of winning if he or she has been here 10 years or more. We used to say “ The case isn’t over until the alien wins”. Aside from that, the Immigration Judges are advocates for the alien in many cases. At least that’s what I observed in the Boston district. These people simply aren’t going to be deported by the current administration. They’re future democrats.