New York Judges to Start Hearing Child-Immigrant Cases

Marisa Schultz, New York Post, August 13, 2014

Thousands of kids who crossed illegally into the United States will hit the jackpot Wednesday, when their expedited cases begin coming before New York City immigration judges–who are the most lenient in the country.

The first judge assigned to the so-called “surge docket” is Frank Loprest, an Obama administration pick who grants asylum in 88 percent of the cases before him. The national average is about 50 percent.

Only five other judges in the nation have a more generous asylum record and they are all Loprest’s New York City colleagues, according to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University.

In all, the immigration court in the city has granted nearly 80 percent of asylum seekers’ requests since 2009, compared to 40 percent in Los Angeles and 30 percent in Houston.

“They are very empathetic,” Noemi Masliah, a New York immigration attorney, said of the city’s judges. “They listen carefully to the evidence. It’s as if they feel like they are saving a life when they grant cases.”


The court will be on the front lines of the migrant children crisis, with more than 63,000 children flooding across the Rio Grande since October. {snip}

“New York tends to be one of the destinations for most of these kids,” said Jojo Annobil, attorney in charge of the Immigration Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society, in explaining the surge docket in city.

Loprest will handle the surge docket at least for the first week, and other city judges may rotate later.

“A judge who has a good asylum grant rate is going to be much more amenable to these kids,” said Jason Abrams, another city immigration lawyer.

Experts say the reasons for the high rate of successful asylum applications in the city may be that there are more immigrants from asylum-favored countries, such as China, and better access to legal aid.

Almost all asylum seekers–89 percent–are denied when they don’t have a lawyer.


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  • MekongDelta69

    “‘They are very empathetic,’ Noemi Masliah, a New York immigration attorney, said of the city’s judges.”

    No, you loser. They are leftists, who are very mentally deranged.

    • SentryattheGate

      We’ve read articles on Amren about New Yorkers being fed-up with all that diversity, trying to move away from it, and Harvard studies backing up those feelings—that more diversity results in little community-mindedness, less volunteerism, more shut-ins, and more depression. Yet this has no impact on these “elitist” judges apparently. But, of course, they live in their exclusive enclaves.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Our judge, Frank Loprest, is camera shy, people. We need to see the face of the enemy.

  • phillyguy

    reading the paper today , it states that thousands of immigrant children are being forced into the public schools of four eastern states,, they swept everything under the rug ,, these filthy dirty immigrants are here to stay, and there is nothing we can do about it now,, while I was watching a German news station they had a young man walking across the border between Mexico and the United States,,he was telling people look how easy it is just to walk into America,, he said there are no border patrols for miles he walked from Mexico up and back he said if I can do this for 4 hours god knows how many illegals cross here every day. they showed his website address but it was really quick I wish I could’ve seen it.

    • Bossman

      A German news station? On your computer? On your smart phone? Is it in HD? Is there an App for that?

      • phillyguy

        no , its a station that I get its called world review, it shows mostly European news and t.v., right now I am watching a French show which is very good, set in 18 century france, and after this comes on a Swedish detective, it’s a pleasure to watch TV with just white people

        • Bossman

          It must be a pay channel. I like to watch free stuff.

          • phillyguy

            No, I have an antenna, its all free

          • Bossman

            Then it must be the D.W (Deutche Weller) or something like that.

          • phillyguy

            On my screen, it says world view on mind channel

          • Bossman


    • James O’Keefe, Project Veritas.

  • When I was cop, I regularly went before lenient judges like this judge. They’re soft, sometimes effeminate men with too much education to actually be useful. More than that, they’re hard-core liberals who see most everyone who stands before them as ‘victims’ in some sense.

    These same judges live in white, gated communities and they are far removed from the hard realities of life. They only deal with criminals and ‘minorities’ in connection with their duties and even that is relatively limited.

    I know them all too well. I’ve seen their smug, self-righteous faces and the kowtowing that goes before them simply because they wear a black robe. Their sentences are often soft, and they are almost all against the death penalty.

    Those who are white judges have absolutely no racial consciousness. To even think along such lines would be seen by them as a Neo-Nazi mentality. Almost all of the ones I’ve encountered believe blacks and Mexicans are no different than whites – except just a shade darker. They tend to view the ‘minorities’ before them as well-meaning, impoverished. but generally innocent people who are just trying to get by in life.

    I don’t trust these liberal judges one bit. They will not, by and large, support race-conscious whites and they are very much inclined to all things black and brown.

    Our criminal justice system is not just ‘broken,’ it’s been decimated!