If Trump/Sessions want to increase border prosecutions, they best pass a federal judgeship bill, otherwise, it ain't happening

Trump/Sessions have vowed to prosecute ALL illegal border crossers. The Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona says it just ain’t gonna happen. Not without the addition of a lot of help, that is. Sessions adding just more federal prosecutors ain’t going to ******* cut it.

We will need to authorize new federal judgeships, both in the District of Arizona and all other border districts and actually fill the new judgeships AND promptly fill existing vacancies. More Assistant United States Attorneys will be needed. More Deputy Federal Public Defenders will be needed. More Deputy United States Marshals will be needed. And more of all the various countless staff for the above will be needed. New courthouse space may possibly be needed as well.

I have proposed a judgeship bill, which for brevity, I will just paste portions of. I have actually written out the entire proposed bill and sent it to various lawmakers on both sides of Congress.

Arizona would get a total of 10 new District Judgeships. California 29, Florida 10, New Mexico 1 and Texas 7.

Now if they are actually SERIOUS, about prosecuting border crossers, they will pass that Judgeship bill. Otherwise they are just talking out their ass.

The following new Judgeships would be effective at noon on January 3, 2019. A small number of new Judgeships that are most urgently needed.

(1) 5 additional district judges for the district of Arizona;
(2) 3 additional district judges for the northern district of California;
(3) 4 additional district judges for the eastern district of California;
(4) 6 additional district judges for the central district of California;
(5) 2 additional district judges for the southern district of California;
(6) 1 additional district judge for the district of Delaware;
(7) 3 additional district judges for the middle district of Florida;
(8) 3 additional district judges for the western district of Texas.

The remaining Judgeships would be effective at noon on January 20, 2021.

(1) 5 additional circuit judges for the ninth circuit court of appeals.

(1) 5 additional district judges for the district of Arizona;
(2) 3 additional district judges for the northern district of California;
(3) 3 additional district judges for the eastern district of California;
(4) 6 additional district judges for the central district of California;
(5) 2 additional district judges for the southern district of California;
(6) 2 additional district judges for the district of Colorado;
(7) 2 additional district judges for the district of Delaware;
(8) 1 additional district judge for the northern district of Florida;
(9) 3 additional district judges for the middle district of Florida;
(10) 3 additional district judges for the southern district of Florida;
(11) 2 additional district judges for the northern district of Georgia;
(12) 1 additional district judge for the district of Idaho;
(13) 1 additional district judge for the southern district of Indiana;
(14) 2 additional district judges for the district of Minnesota;
(15) 1 additional district judge for the western district of Missouri;
(16) 2 additional district judges for the district of Nevada;
(17) 3 additional district judges for the district of New Jersey;
(18) 1 additional district judge for the district of New Mexico;
(19) 2 additional district judges for the southern district of New York;
(20) 2 additional district judges for the eastern district of New York;
(21) 1 additional district judge for the western district of New York;
(22) 1 additional district judge for the district of Oregon;
(23) 1 additional district judge for the middle district of Tennessee;
(24) 2 additional district judges for the southern district of Texas;
(25) 2 additional district judges for the western district of Texas;
(26) 1 additional district judge for the eastern district of Virginia;
(27) 2 additional district judges for the western district of Washington;
(28) 1 additional district judge for the western district of Wisconsin.

It is interesting to note that they are not filing criminal charges against everybody illegally crossing at this time, though prosecutions are up significantly.

Bottom line, there aren’t enough Judges, etc, to prosecute them all. They are filing more cases, but they know there is a hard limit to the number of border crossers they can prosecute.

This is why it’s hard to have immigration debates. The TV talking point is always just about putting them on a bus and dumping them over the border in Mexico, but this is the hard reality of how it needs to happen. Thanks for the posts.

Maybe Dems need to do their job and vote on the judges?

And thanks for making my point. Did you even read Safiels posts?

President Donald Trump has appointed 29 judges to the federal bench since his inauguration, including 14 appeals court judges and a Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch. While Trump has moved quickly to put his stamp on the federal judiciary, his judges have also faced a record amount of opposition, at least based on the average number of Senate votes cast against them.

The 23 men and six women Trump has successfully appointed so far have faced a total of 654 “no” votes on the floor of the Senate, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Federal Judicial Center and the U.S. Senate.

On a side note, it’d be very, very cool if one of our own here at Hannity had a positive impact on something as important as this. You go…Safiel.:sunglasses:

They’ve already passed a bill funding new judges and courts and they are temporarily moving existing resources from other parts of the country to the border regions to help with the backlog.

Agreed.

That is for immigration judges.

Criminal prosecutions can only occur before Article III Judges and no Article III Judgeship bill is pending.

Uh it’s been an issue for a lot longer than a year…good try tho

Republicans are FAR from blameless in this matter. With control of the Senate, they confirmed only a pathetic 22 Article III Judicial nominees in 2 years, even though they were eminently qualified and IRONICALLY even though Trump has renominated several of the EXACT SAME NOMINEES.

I don’t approve of the **** that Republicans or Democrats have done. On the other hand, I turn a deaf ear to Republican Senators complaining about it, considering their own atrocious behavior regarding nominations.

BOTH parties have got to stop the ****. And until they do, they have no right to complain about the other party.

The previous post should reference 22 confirmations during Obama’s last two years.

Seriously? Read the damn article. Lol!