On February 4, 2015, Immigration Judge Mary Cheng issued a decision denying a motion to terminate removal filed on behalf of an unaccompanied child by the law firm of Amoachi and Johnson. What is surprising about the decision is not that Judge Cheng dismissed the motion. Sadly, that was predictable. What raises an eyebrow is that in denying the motion Judge Cheng found that even if the Obama administration had abused and neglected this child while in custody in violation of "agency procedures" that termination of proceedings was not justified because there was an "influx of minors" coming to the United States.

Unfortunately, it is perfectly acceptable to fail to provide adequate food, clothing, water, and shelter to children so long as there are too many of them.

Here is a redacted copy of the decision: