Immigration Judge, Subject of Complaint by Lawyers, Retires
A San Francisco Immigration Court judge who was the subject of grumbling to the U.S. Equity Department including unfriendly and one-sided treatment of migrants unexpectedly quit his post this week.
In a letter declaring his retirement, Judge Nicholas Ford didn’t recognize the protest by neighborhood lawyers addressing foreigners, the San Francisco Chronicle revealed Friday.
All things considered, he censured the whole court framework and called its chiefs “an unfortunate local area whose essential interest has never been the development of those they regulate yet rather their own proceeded with work.”
“I’m a more seasoned adjudicator and it is difficult to see how any court framework can work this way,” he added.
Portage was a criminal court judge in Cook County, Illinois, prior to being named to the movement court seat in 2019 by then-Attorney General William Barr. During his residency in Chicago, he was condemned for imprisoning a pregnant lady without bail for a peaceful wrongdoing and had a high number of decisions toppled by investigative courts, as indicated by Injustice Watch, an equity guard dog bunch.
Last November. an alliance drove by the San Francisco Bay Area section of the National Lawyers Guild required his expulsion from the seat, charging in an objection that Ford acted in an “forceful, amateurish and belittling” way toward foreigners.
The society said the Justice Department shut its examination concerning Ford a month ago without unveiling whether any disciplinary move was made.
Portage and the Justice Department didn’t react to demands for input from the Chronicle.
The society said in an articulation Saturday that it accepts the public pressing factor for Ford to be taken out from the seat had an effect.