This right here is why Attorney General and America’s most racist Keebler elf Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has continued to put up with months of public lambasting, humiliation and abuse from Donald Trump, and will continue to do so until he’s physically dragged out of the Department of Justice (DOJ) building and back to his Keebler tree. “The Justice Department announced in a memo to immigration judges Friday that it is instituting quotas to ‘encourage efficient and effective case management’ of deportation proceedings, the Wall Street Journal first reported Monday”:
“The purpose of implementing these metrics is to encourage efficient and effective case management while preserving immigration judge discretion and due process,” James McHenry, director of the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, wrote in an email to immigration judges obtained by the Journal.
The DOJ said the average judge handles under 680 cases a year. Under the new guidelines, “the quota will be set at 700 completed cases per year per judge,” with “one aimed at lowering the number of cases sent back by higher courts and others detailing speed and scheduling goals.” The huge worry here is that the increase means less time for immigrants to find legal representation, and that “some judges affected by the new quotas noted that the emphasis on quantity over quality could damage the system.” According to Splinter, guidelines will also “tie the numbers of processed cases to immigration judges’ ‘annual performance reviews’”:
“This is a recipe for disaster,” A. Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, told the Journal. “You are going to, at minimum, impact the perception of the integrity of the court.”
That’s the point, we can only assume. Sessions loves the law, until he doesn’t, and it’s a complete joke that the DOJ would claim any of this is “preserving immigration judge discretion and due process.” What this is about is speeding up the deportation assembly line by stomping out due process for the vulnerable. Immigrant rights leader Frank Sharry: “Those concerned with creeping authoritarianism need to understand that Trump and Sessions are pilot-testing bending the rule of law to their will in the arena of immigration, asylum, refugees and visitors.”