Requirements to be an Immigration Judge

If its not that we are probably the only country that do not have a workable immigration policy, that the nation is totally polarized about immigration topics, now we learn that the appointment of Immigration Judges were also polarized during the Bush Government.

Under Alberto Gonzales’ reign, the Justice Dept hired Immigration Judges (IJ) whose only qualifications are being a “good republican” and a “longtime donor to the party.” One of those judges, when asked what his weaknesses were, actually said “blondes.”

The Constitutional debate as to what can be done to unseat federal judges, appointed for life is important. But so also are people denied cases simply because maybe these “right leaning” judges felt that the defendants would not make “good republican” US Citizens. Can every case during that period of time, adjudicated by those judges be reopened?


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