► Immigration Judge Michael Pleters of El Paso: biased idiot Print E-mail

► Immigration Judge Michael Pleters of El Paso: biased idiot


The state of Texas presented Michael S. Pleters with a law license in 1992 after he graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University School of Law.


Former U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions was duped into appointing Mikey as a U.S. Immigration in El Paso, Texas. Mikey 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: Mikey has had his significant snout firmly implanted in for the past twenty-seven (27) 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 Mikey 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

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


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


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



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