It has been alleged that an immigration judge assigned to the detained immigration court in the Rolling Plains Regional Detention Center in Haskell, Texas denies 99.9 percent of all applications for relief from deportation. It has been further alleged that the judge has not granted a single individual relief from removal in the first five months of 2015, and only 8 persons were granted relief in almost 5 years.

Immigration lawyer Bryan Johnson of the firm of Amoachi & Johnson has filed a motion for the judge to recuse himself from presiding over his client's case. In the motion he argues that the judge is a political appointee, with no immigration law experience prior to his appointment to the immigration bench, and that his decisions are a product of his Republican ideology.

Here is a redacted copy of the motion:


Redacted recusal from Bryan Johnson