Justice Dept. sent anti-Semitic post to immigration judges

August 22, 2019 - 5:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's immigration arm sent judges a morning news briefing that included a blog post from a virulently anti-immigration website that also publishes work by white nationalists.

The post by VDare featured links that directly attacked immigration judges with racially tinged slurs, according to a letter sent by judges' union president Ashley Tabbador to James McHenry, the director of Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Justice Department.

It was distributed to all 440 immigration judges across the country, along with other stories from The Washington Post and other outlets.

Assistant Press Secretary Kathryn Mattingly says the daily morning news briefings are compiled by a contractor and the blog post should not have been included. She says the Justice Department condemns anti-Semitism in the strongest terms.

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