Thursday 7 July 2022

GOP Representatives Want to Know Why Biden’s DOJ Is Firing Trump Immigration Judges


The Biden Administration is packing the nation’s immigration courts with far-left activists and firing Trump judges at the same time. 

The Washington Times reported this first in late June:

The Biden administration has been quietly packing the nation’s immigration courts, ousting Trump-appointed judges and installing people deemed to be more friendly to the illegal immigrants whose cases they hear, in what one Justice Department official called an “unprecedented” injection of politics into the courts.

At least a half-dozen judges hired during the Trump years have been axed, including two this month in Arlington, Virginia.
They are part of a massive upheaval in the Executive Office of Immigration Review, which has seen four of its top officials pushed out of their jobs, including the director, who for the first time in the agency’s history was removed involuntarily.
“It’s an attempt to weaponize the courts along ideological lines,” said Matthew J. O’Brien, one of the two judges ousted from Arlington, Virginia. “It’s court packing on steroids. It’s court packing by deletion and then addition, because they’re getting rid of judges and they’re replacing them with people who meet their ideological framework.”
Biden and AG Garland’s actions led to a dozen DOJ representatives sending a letter to Garland.
A dozen Republican members of Congress sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Tuesday demanding to know why Trump-appointed immigration judges are being dismissed from their posts, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“Your department is unfairly terminating Trump-appointed immigration judges amid a historic border crisis and rapidly growing immigration case backlog,” according to the letter led by Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs.

Nearly half a dozen Trump-appointed judges have been dismissed from the courts under the Biden administration, according to The Washington Times.

“Your department claims that ‘decisions related to career civil service employees, including immigration judges, are based solely on performance, and the administration they were hired by plays no role in decision-making.’ But it appears to us your department’s motives are nefarious,” the letter stated.

Judge Mathew O’brian was on FOX News where he discussed the situation.

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