Today our staff member, Bárbara Negrón de la Fuente, was sworn in a member of the Florida Bar. Bárbara graduated this year from Stetson College of Law. Bárbarawho is from Chile also has a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and is a Chilean lawyer.
As the Trump administration pursues a hard-line policy on immigration, it is facing resistance from an unexpected quarter — judges who rule on whether immigrants will be deported or be allowed to stay in the country.
Immigration judges are objecting to a series of policy and personnel changes that their bosses at the Justice Department say are aimed at speeding up the immigration courts, which as of the end of June had a backlog of 732,730 cases, 94,871 of them in New York, according to the department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Some judges, including those in the New York courts, interpret the new policies, which include quotas on how man...