The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has repeatedly called out Donald Vincent Ferlise, an immigration judge, most recently here, for bullying, extreme insensitivity, and a tone that was hostile and at times became extraordinarily abusive, as well as intemperate and bias laden remarks.
Judges have job protection, but it is not absolute. They are subject to ethical standards and they hold their posts for periods of "good behavior". In the case of an Article II immigration judge, the constitutional deferrence afforded to judicial tenure is absent. Donald Ferlise is an immigration judge who is a disgrace to the Department of Homeland Security, who should resign, and in the absence of a resignation, should be removed from office. Justice is blind and the kind of anti-immigrant bias which Judge Ferlise has displayed has no place in the American system of justice.