Americans deserve to know the names of those who are actively in engaging in Treason against their country and Constitution. One such EOIR judge: Michael Baird, specifically appointed by the Obama Administration to replace a judge who was actually doing his job and enforcing the law.
A second example: A. Ashley Tabaddor, an eccentric Iranian-born woman whose major concern in life seems to be her discomfort with checking the “white” box on her census form [Race Matters: Are Middle Easterners Really White? by Afsaneh Ashley Tabaddor, Levantine Cultural Center, February 20, 2010]. She works as an “immigration judge” in Los Angeles, a city which has accepted so many displaced Iranians some people call it Tehrangeles.
Tabaddor’s odd racial hang-ups presumably informs a long series of ridiculous rulings from the bench protecting illegal aliens from deportation. In 2009, she released an illegal alien because ICE agents did not tell him he had the right to remain silent. [Immigration Judge Ashley Tabaddor Dismisses Deportation Case Due to Illegal Procedures by Federal Agents, OCImmigrationAttorney.com,February 21 2009] In fact, however, illegals do not have to be informed of this until they are actually placed in formal proceedings—and so-called “Miranda Rights” do not apply at all.
Considered white by the census, but she doesn’t identify that way.
Needless to say, Tabaddor has also been doing her best to support the most recent influx of illegals. At the behest of the Treason Bar, Tabaddor recently decided to let a whole group of illegals stay in the country after not one showed up to their court hearing.
On Monday, the Southern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Assn. sent a letter to an assistant chief immigration judge who helps implement policy, asking for an immediate review of the procedures being used to notify immigrants of their cases.Ordering deportation in absentia is in fact the customary practice. Instead, Tabaddor enabled what many illegals are doing, deliberately avoiding court hearings knowing that the Regime simply will not arrest those who abscond from immigration court. [Immigration Court Decisions, by Mark Metcalf, CIS, June 12, 2014]
It cited several cases in which immigrants received notice over the weekend with instructions to appear in immigration court this week…
In a courtroom in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, where Judge Ashley Tabaddor was supposed to hear the cases of those children and 37 other immigrant minors, not a single child appeared. Tabaddor told the court interpreter who showed up to translate the hearings that she would not be needed.
In each case on the docket, the children had apparently been resettled outside of the Los Angeles area in places such as Louisiana, Georgia and New York. Tabaddor had the power to issue deportation orders because the children didn't show up for their hearings. Instead, one by one, she issued change-of-venue orders, giving the children a chance to appear at a later hearing before a judge closer to their location.
[Criticism arises after children are rushed to see immigration judges, by Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2014. Emphasis added]
A third “immigration judge” supporting the regime’s amnesty: Dana Leigh Marks. She has actually gone public:
As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings. That call is coming from an unusual source: one of the nation's top immigration judges.Dana Leigh Marks
"We know of the political reality that is putting pressure on the administration to hear these cases quickly," said Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges. But, she said, fast-tracking increases the likelihood of further clogging the court system, as the practice could lead to appeals based on noncitizens' lack of understanding of the U.S. process.
"The court system itself is extremely well-served when noncitizens who appear before us are represented by attorneys," Marks said.
[A Top Immigration Judge Calls for Shift on “Fast Tracking,” by Richard Gonzales, NPR, August 8, 2014. Emphasis added.]
Of course, Marks should not be concerned herself with “political realities.” These “judges’” only job is to determine if the person standing before them is an alien and if that alien is authorized to remain the United States. Nor is the EOIR even involved in the appeals process. In fact, in most cases, the Department of Homeland Security can avoid even the need for an “immigration judge” and use expedited removal.
However, Marks isn’t concerned with doing her job. She’s trying to enforce a “political reality” over her own—namely dragging out court hearings and funneling money to Treason Bar attorneys, with the ultimately goal of enabling de facto amnesty.
How do we know this? Because Marks has told us herself. She wants Congress to give “immigration judges” more power to invent reasons to keep illegals in the country.
…In the 1990s, Congress curtailed the discretion of immigration judges by restricting their authority to grant relief from deportation to a rigidly defined category of offenses called “aggravated felonies,” a categorical misnomer that includes many offenses that are neither aggravated nor felonies. Consequently, judges are no longer allowed to grant most forms of relief for individuals with an aggravated felony on their record, no matter how minor or old the conviction.Marks here is revealing the next step of Open Borders activists. They failed to pass legislation. Public opposition is surging in response to the rumored potential amnesty by executive order. So the next gambit is a mass amnesty via the political functionaries known as “immigration judges.”
[Let Immigration Judges Be Judges, by Dana Leigh Marks, The Hill, May 9, 2013. Emphasis added.]
The solution is the same one that would stop Barack Obama’s abuses of power—a reassertion of legislative branch power through impeachment. Nor does this preclude eventually holding the President accountable.
Impeaching lower level officials is part of prepping the battlefield for the larger fight. VDARE.com and this humble writer have suggested starting with lower-level offenders, such as Kevin Abar, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the ICE office in Albuquerque, NM, for his refusal obey to his Oath of Office to enforce Federal immigration law.
We can now add to that list Michael Baird, A. Ashley Tabaddor, and Dana Leigh Marks. Patriots need to start making some examples.
Either that—or abolish these glorified clerks known as “immigration judges” altogether, allowing for the summary removal of aliens without quasi-judicial review. After all, that’s what Mexico does!
If EOIR won’t do their job and enforce the law—what’s the point of their existence?
Of course, we could ask the same question of the President of the United States.
The blogger Federale (Email him) is a 4th generation Californian and a veteran of federal law enforcement, including service in the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal law enforcement agencies.
Federale's opinions do not represent those of the Department of Homeland Security or the federal government, and are an exercise of rights protected by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.