Saturday, August 24, 2019
― Sigmund Freud
One can only ask what is going on in the U.S. Department of Justice when it comes to immigration? Earlier this month, the Trump administration sought to de-certify the immigration judges union. Now, we learn in a story getting much attention from Hamed Aleaziz for Buzzfeed that an email sent from the Justice Department to immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs.” A link to the letter sent by the immigration judges union can be found at the link above.
According to the National Association of Immigration Judges, the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sent court employees a link to a blog post from VDare, a white nationalist website, in its morning news briefing earlier this week that included anti-Semitic attacks on judges.