First, the background. Baird, appointed by Barack Hussein Obama in 2009, was picked by the regime to lead the Immigration Court Amnesty February 2014.
Dallas News February 23, 2014 by Dianna SolisAnd the replacement of Sims in hearing for juvenile illegal aliens was at the demand of the Treason Bar:
A Dallas immigration judge known for tough enforcement is no longer handling cases involving minors.
Michael Baird has replaced Dietrich Sims in overseeing the juvenile docket in North Texas.
Local immigration attorneys said the change could reduce tension and add flexibility to cases involving children and teenagers.
We like Judge Baird, and we think he’ll be a suitable judge to hear these cases,” said William Holston Jr., the executive director of Human Rights Initiative, a Dallas-based nonprofit. “We think he’ll be good with the kids. These are little kids, 5- and 6-year-olds.”And, surprise, the Regime replaced Sims as part of the juvenile illegal alien surge with the purpose of approving more of the demonstrably false claims for asylum by the illegal aliens.
In the past six years, apprehensions of unaccompanied minors, largely from Central America and Mexico, have increased five-fold nationwide. Some authorities, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, predict the number of detainments could nearly double this year as gang violence intensifies in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador...Sims needed to be replaced ostensibly because he was "brusque" with the Treason Bar and their obvious lies on behalf of their clients.
The immigration court covering North Texas established a docket for juveniles in mid-2011. Twenty-four of the nation’s 59 immigration courts now have such dockets.
Sims, an immigration judge for nearly 20 years, has a reputation for being brusque and unyielding with government prosecutors, immigrants and their attorneys.But the real reason Sims was replaced is that he had the temerity to forth rightly deny fraudulent asylum claims by juvenile illegal aliens at a rate that shocked the Treason Bar:
He has one of the nation’s highest asylum-denial rates—saying no 83.5 percent of the time from 2007 through 2012, according to the Syracuse-based Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Baird denied asylum in 66 percent of his cases during the same period, while the national rate was 51 percent.So, the Regime, with full knowledge of the increasing flood of juvenile illegal aliens, moved to remove any impediments to implementing a secret administrative amnesty by Immigration Judges.
Then we have Baird's implementation of the amnesty and he did not wait:
Dallas News July 22, 2014 by Dianna SolisNow, when an illegal alien fails to appear for his or her hearing, the Immigration Judge is required to issue an order of deportation. There is no other option for such contempt for the court and the immigration system It is the responsibility of the alien to notify the court if they are unable to appear for a legitimate reason.
Marcos and Crisly, Ana and Blanca, Fabiola and Maria Antonia.
The youths were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who were set to appear in federal immigration court Tuesday for initial deportation hearings. But they weren’t there — 18 of the children whose cases were set to be heard didn’t show up Tuesday for court.
It was an absentee rate that federal Immigration Judge Michael Baird said was “highly unusual,” so high that he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order.
And there is no confusion as to the date of one's hearing. The alien is notified in person and in writing of the date, time, and place of the hearing. There is no possibility of confusion. The fact that there were so many failures to appear in these cases is not evidence of some problem with the date but with the illegal alien and their parents or guardians. They did not appear because they knew they had no case to make at the hearing for relief from deportation. It is as plain as that. And the illegal alien has access to the court date on the EOIR website to check the date and can telephone the Deportation Officer assigned to manage the case as well.
And the Obama Regime is in collusion with the failure to order the illegal aliens to be deported, as this blog has repeatedly documented. The attorney representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Office Of The Principle Legal Advisor, the office that provides the attorneys to prosecute cases before the EOIR, made no objection despite the obvious fact that the aliens and their illegal alien parents or guardians have absconded and are now added to the huge number of absconders from deportation in the United States, over 800,000 and growing.
Baird said he was concerned that the children may not have received proper notice of the hearings from the government. Attorney Lynn Javier, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, agreed that it was “prudent” to reset the hearings.
It was not "prudent," but non-feasance and collusion with the court to aid and abet illegal aliens to remain in the United States, all in anticipation of the upcoming expansion of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.
And it is not limited to Michael P. Baird, other Immigration Judges are rubber stamping asylum applications:
The Daily Caller July 16, 2014 by Chuck RossImpeachment is the only answer in cases such as Kevin Akbar and Michael P. Baird. One does not have to start at the top if John Boehner does not have the will to impeach Obama. Let's start with some underlings who aren't black, Michael P. Baird looks like a good start.
This holds true for both unaccompanied children who have attorneys, as well as those who do not, according to a report from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
For all immigration court rulings involving unaccompanied children through June 30, 66 percent of unaccompanied children have been allowed to stay in the U.S. Twelve percent were ordered removed, while another 22 percent were allowed to voluntarily depart.
That is a big change from 2009, when only 45 percent of unaccompanied children with legal representation were allowed to stay in the country after apprehension. Twenty-three percent were ordered removed in 2009, while 32 percent were allowed voluntary departure.