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Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal

Immigration Judge Gossart on the need for Immigration reform

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Immigration Judge John Gossart Jr. just wrote a blog on TheHill.com setting forth a compelling argument for immigration reform. Judge Gossart sits on the U.S. Immigration Court in Baltimore.

He writes:

In my thirty-one years as a United States immigration judge, I have never had as many people come through my courtroom as I have over the last six years. During this time, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of non-citizens that the United States detains and deports, and the detained number of individuals appearing in immigration courts today is unprecedented. The [Obama] administration has indisputably increased immigration enforcement in communities across the country, partnering with local law enforcement to pursue an aggressive deportation program that has resulted in nearly 2 million deportations in the last six years.

No sugarcoating there.

Judge Gossart spells out the problem explaining that the current immigration law signed by President Clinton in many instances strips immigration judges of discretionary authority to consider the facts of each case that would allow them to stop deportations for deserving individuals. This coupled with President Obama's unprecedented enforcement has resulted in 2 million deportations and a backlog of 360,000+ pending cases that has ballooned average completion times to 573 days.

In sum, the law signed by the last Democrat in the White House is being used by the current Democrat in the White House to destroy more families with deportation than at any time in history.

With friends like these...

Click here to read the full article. It is very much worth your time.

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Updated 02-26-2014 at 10:13 AM by MKolken

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  1. DFrancis's Avatar
    Feb 26.


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  2. Jack2's Avatar
    "In my thirty-one years as a United States immigration judge, I have never had as many people come through my courtroom as I have over the last six years."

    "There’s no question about it—the United States needs immigration reform and needs it now."

    It sounds like "immigration reform" to this guy is rewarding illegality through mass legalization. Rewarding illegality should not even be questioned? For a judge to be so condoning of illegality is embarrassing. If the issue is backed up courts, you don't have to throw out the baby with the bath water and just reward violation of law which amounts to a de facto policy of unlimited immigration. An alternative is a policy which emphasizes deterrence as opposed to deportation--unless you don't really believe in immigration law and prefer that however many millions of people show up in the U.S without authorization should just be allowed to stay forever.
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