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U.S. immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

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whose independence? The constitution protects American citizens not foreigners

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Dango bongToday  07:33 am JST

whose independence? 

The independence of the judiciary, of course. They are a separate branch of the government (judicial), and the attourney general (executive branch) should not be trying to interfere with how they do their jobs.

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which compromises the integrity of the court 

Trump continues his executive-uber alles approach to undermining the historic - and CONSTITUTIONAL - balance and separation of powers in his attempt to make the US in the image of current totalitarian states like China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, among others. And perhaps in the image of historical monarchies.

The integrity of the THREE branches of government, i.e. the executive, the legislative and the JUDICIARY must be maintained if the US is to remain a democratic republic.

Regardless what Trump, the GOP and a minority of Americans want.

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The judges want the ability to take whatever time is needed to hear a case. If a judge in LA can hear 2,000 cases a year, perhaps 700 isn't really that bad of a target?

It is up to the judge to set the expectations for the lawyers in her courtroom. Unprepared lawyers have no business in there. Judges can apply tremendous pressure to the lawyers to be prepared. But in the end, the judge is the king of their courtroom.

Just like not all people can do all jobs, perhaps some judges are not able to keep up with the workload?

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Trump continues his executive-uber alles approach to undermining the historic - and CONSTITUTIONAL - balance and separation of powers in his attempt to make the US in the image of current totalitarian states like China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, among others. And perhaps in the image of historical monarchies.

Which the Democrats are trying to run a shadow government, the deep state at work.

The integrity of the THREE branches of government, i.e. the executive, the legislative and the JUDICIARY must be maintained if the US is to remain a democratic republic. 

I am so happy the liberals know that, now if they can implement that thought process and abide by that especially with what's going on with the SC they will be 2 steps ahead of the game.

Regardless what Trump, the GOP and a minority of Americans want.

And the same goes for the Democrats.

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Bass: Which the Democrats are trying to run a shadow government, the deep state at work.

Then they should at least take some credit for the economy.

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They are a separate branch of the government (judicial), and the attorney general (executive branch) should not be trying to interfere with how they do their jobs.

As the article says, in the criminal and civil justice systems the judges operate independently and the immigration court judges do not, well this is the case in every democratic country, the immigration system is always under the government's justice or relevant ministry. Whatever the Attorney General decides to implement, they have to follow through..

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The independence of the judiciary, of course. They are a separate branch of the government (judicial), and the attourney general (executive branch) should not be trying to interfere with how they do their jobs.

And the courts should not be making ruling based on liberal agendas or race, but on the best interest of legal, American citizens interests

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Wow someone’s boss telling them how much work they are expected to complete.

unheard of!

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Dango bongToday  11:23 am JST

And the courts should not be making ruling based on liberal agendas or race, but on the best interest of legal, American citizens interests

No, courts should make their rulings based on what is law. Not the political whims of an executive branch that hates minorities.

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"a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions"

There's the problem right there. We need to get rid of Jeff and get a real AG.

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Too bad we didn't have a quota when Trump's, Millers', and Melania's family came to the US.

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