► Immigration Judge William Abbott of El Paso: biased moron Print E-mail

► Immigration Judge William Abbott of El Paso: biased moron

 

The state of Texas presented William Lee Abbott with a law license in 1987 after he graduated from the University of Tulsa School of Law.

 

Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno was duped into appointing Billy as a U.S. Immigration in El Paso, Texas. Billy didn’t get the appointment because he was the most qualified attorney in the greater El Paso area. He received the appointment because he had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.

 

FYI: Billy has had his significant snout firmly implanted in for the past thirty-one (31) years. Apparently, no self-respecting law firm in the greater El Paso area was about to offer Billy a good paying job.

 

The American Immigration Counsel along with the American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a complaint against Billy and several of his comrades on the court with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding his handling of cases involving immigrants making asylum claims.

 

The complaint makes the following allegations against Billy and/or his comrades on the Immigration Court that screens immigrants seeking asylum.

  • Use of court that violated a claimant’s due process rights
  • Behaving inappropriately by mocking mentally ill asylum-seekers
  • Making sexist comments toward female applicants
  • Calling claimant lawyers dishonest and useless
  • Based bond decisions inappropriately on applicant’s likelihood of winning a case rather than requirement it be based on their danger to society and likelihood of showing up to court
  • Disregard relevant evidence
  • Display preconceptions about individual cases
  • Persuade asylum-seeks to drop their cases
  • Failed to provide language interpreters

The complaint specifically alleges that Billy engages in the following conduct.

  • Imposed a page limit on asylum applications
  • Excluded applicant evidence
  • Stopped applicant’s lawyers from direct examination of their own clients on the stand but allowed government lawyers to engage in cross examination
  • Required applicant to submit evidence for a bond request
  • Kept people in detention longer than necessary
  • Refused to allow applicants to add evidence after initial submission of evidence prior to a hearing even though the Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules state the right for an applicant to so act

It appears that Billy holds the legal opinion that “due process” is the means by which the grass becomes moist in the am.

 

This is exactly the kind of biased moron (my sincerest apologies to morons) you can expect to get when the appointments are made based solely on politics and not on competence.

 

As we speak (ca. June 2019), Billy continues to sit as an Asylum Hearing Immigration Judge in El Paso, Texas.

 

 
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