Lim Ruger provided pro-bono representation to the National Association of Immigration Judges as amicus curiae in recently resolved federal court litigation involving the blanket recusal of a U.S. Immigration Judge based solely on her ethnicity.  In 2014 the U.S. DOJ, which employs immigration judges, issued a blanket recusal order preventing Immigration Judge Afsaneh Tabaddor from hearing any cases involving “Iranian nationals.” Judge Tabaddor, who is also an adjunct professor at the U.C.L.A. School of Law, is ethnically Iranian. [ Read more…]


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