Thursday, February 21, 2019

Being An Immigration Judge Was Their Dream. Under Trump, It Became Untenable.

Hamed Aleaziz for Buzzfeed reports on the crumbling morale of the nation's immigration judges and the decision of many to retire or leave their posts.  The bottom line:  "“It has become so emotionally brutal and exhausting that many people I know are leaving or talking about finding an exit strategy,” said one immigration judge. “Morale has never, ever been lower.”

Former Attorney General Sessions oversaw new caseload measures in immigration court performance reviews, tightened eligibility for asylum, and pushed immigration judges to close cases )and increase removals).  For analysis of those measures, see this article by Catherine Y. Kim.   


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