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Immigrant Challenges Legitimacy Of Judges Under Acting AG

Law360 (December 7, 2018, 8:03 PM EST) -- The nation’s immigration judges currently lack the authority to act on a broad range of cases because acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has not been lawfully appointed, a Colorado resident who faces deportation has contended.

Because President Donald Trump appointed Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions without obtaining approval from the U.S. Senate, Whitaker lacks the legal authority to act in the role, and the issue trickles down to the immigration judges who serve under him, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in the District of Colorado.

Carlos Rojo Ramirez contends that an immigration judge is currently unauthorized...

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December 4, 2018

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