Federal Judge Richard Posner, one of the most widely cited appellate judges in the United States, blasted the nation's asylum adjudication system as "inadequate" and offered a number of remedies for it in a speech Monday. Posner, who sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said administrative law judges who serve in the immigration courts are ill-trained and insufficient in number. In recent years, Posner has offered glimpses of his dissatisfaction in opinions from the bench as well.
Posner Blasts Immigration Courts as 'Inadequate' and Ill-Trained
The National Law Journal
April 22, 2008