In asylum cases, immigration judges under a lot of pressure
Palm Beach Post / John Lantigua
10-May-2008 (one comment)

TRAC listed 242 immigration judges who had decided 100 or more cases. Of the top 10 toughest judges, Miami had four. They were led by Judge Mahlon Hanson who denied 97.6 percent of applicants. Of the top 20 toughest judges in the country, nine were in Miami.

Niki Tehranchi

And the asylees aren't ?

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Most times, your case's chance of success does not depend on its merits but on the Judge assigned to it. The best case can be denied by a Judge bent on denying certain nationalities or certain types of cases. The most aabaki cases can be approved by a Judge who is compassionate and believes in giving you a second chance.