Hints From Judge Garland's Record On His Immigration Stance

By Allissa Wickham (March 17, 2016, 11:22 PM EDT) -- Although U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland doesn't have an extensive record on immigration, his past findings on employment, criminal sentencing and Freedom of Information Act cases offer a glimpse of how the potential justice could rule on immigration issues.

Judge Garland, who served on the D.C. Circuit for 19 years — including the past three as chief judge — was officially tapped by President Barack Obama on Wednesday to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the high court.

Despite nearly two decades on the bench, Judge Garland appears to have issued few immigration-related rulings, likely because immigration cases...

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