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Immigration Judge Stephen Ruhle of El Paso: biased buffoon


The states of New York, Florida and Colorado presented Stephen M. Ruhle with a law license in 1993 after he graduated from the Albany School of Law.


Former U.S. Attorney Michael Mukasey was duped into appointing Stevie as a U.S. Immigration in El Paso, Texas. Stevie 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: Stevie has had his significant snout firmly implanted in for the past twenty-six (26) 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 Stevie 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 Stevie 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

It appears that Stevie 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 buffoon (my sincerest apologies to buffoons) you can expect to get when the appointments are made based solely on politics and not on competence.


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



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