New York judges to start hearing child-immigrant casesSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:04
New York judges to start hearing child-immigrant cases
By Marisa SchultzAugust 13, 2014 | 1:45am
WASHINGTON — Thousands of kids who crossed illegally into the United States will hit the jackpot Wednesday, when their expedited cases begin coming before New York City immigration judges — who are the most lenient in the country.
The first judge assigned to the so-called “surge docket” is Frank Loprest, an Obama administration pick who grants asylum in 88 percent of the cases before him. The national average is about 50 percent.