Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Immigration judges' asylum rulings

TRAC, the research center at Syracuse University that studies performance of courts and federal agencies, has released a new report on Immigration Judges. They studied the rulings of judges on asylum cases, and among the results found that although rulings are supposed to be 'uniform', judges seem to make very different decisions. So different, in fact, that:
at one end of the scale was a Miami judge who turned down 96.7% of the asylum requests. At the other end was a New York judge who rejected only 9.8%.

Critical Miami wondered today where this study came from; I commented and remembered I'd meant to post on this earlier.

On another note, don't miss Critical Miami's links and coverage of the Castro story. Alesh seems to have been constantly updating.


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