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U.S. Immigration Court Judge Anna Little

Report: Trump administration names Anna Little, NJ Tea Party favorite, as U.S. Immigration judge

Ex-Monmouth freeholder twice ran for Congress vs. Frank Pallone

By David Wildstein, March 16 2019 9:35 am

Anna Little, a former Tea Party darling who suddenly forced Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Long Branch) to fight for re-election in 2010, is now working for Donald Trump’s administration as a federal immigration judge, according to a report from More Monmouth Musings.

Little was hired for the post by the U.S. Department of Justice and was sworn in on Friday as one of nearly 400 immigration judges in the U.S. who can grant citizenship and permanent resident status and also hear removal proceedings for immigrants and their families.

She has been assigned to the San Francisco Immigration Court and will return to New Jersey on weekends, More Monmouth Musings reported.

The 51-year-old Little had an immigration law practice in New Jersey and is fluent in Spanish and other languages.

Little has served on the Highlands borough council  from 2002 to 2006, when she won a special election convention  for Monmouth County freeholder after Amy Handlin resigned to join the State Assembly.  She was elected mayor of Highlands in 2007.

In 2010, Little sought the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 6th district in a contested primary with organization choice Diane Gooch, a local newspaper publisher who was prepared to self-fund a race against Pallone.

Little beat Gooch by 83 votes, a 50.3%-49.7% margin.

A September Monmouth University poll showed Pallone with a 12-point lead, but by October, the Monmouth Poll showed a 52%-45% race with Pallone leading by just 7 points.  The poll gave Little a seven-point lead in the Monmouth County portion of the district, with Pallone by 21 points in Middlesex.

Pallone defeated Little by 16,520 votes, 55%-44%.

In a 2012 rematch, Pallone swamped Little, winning by 67,422 votes (63%-35%).

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6 thoughts on “Report: Trump administration names Anna Little, NJ Tea Party favorite, as U.S. Immigration judge

  1. Ha, I can only begin to imagine the long train of writs of prejudice and appeals filed against this political hacks pick given the lady’s well documented political disposition.

    Good luck being bi coastal, it’s not as glamorous as it seems to make it in and out of SFO as easily and as reliable as Newark Liberty is to say nothing about the cost of living sticker shock the lady is going to get hit with in a world class high rent district that San Francisco is notorious for that meets it exceeds Manhattan.

    Maybe Trump has a country club or Hotel she can stay in? No conflicts of interests appeals there right?

    Court stacking is not as neat and tidy as it would appear at first blush.

    1. Not anywhere near as bad as the progressive global as hacks bent on ruining our culture I’m glad she got in we need to bring things back to the right instead of constantly letting the radical leftist push us to the left and destroy our country

    2. If you only knew Anna Little. I do. She is a fair, intelligent, tenacious woman who will serve the President proudly.

  2. Congratulations Anna! No one could be more deserving. I know you will stand strong against the hateful attacks from the left against our country – for without a border there can be no country, just as legal immigrants are essential to our Country’s growth and future.

  3. Anna Little is a class act and one of the most honest people I know. She will rule fairly, justly and abide by the Constitution at all times. She’s conservative but not a partisan “yes” person and will be an admirable pick for a higher court in the future. Good luck Anna and Godspeed!

  4. God bless and protect Anna Little. I know she will do her very best to be fair, honest and maintain her integrity and that of our US Court system. Indeed, all we Americans ought to be praying for all our elected and appointed officials to uphold morality and justice. maybe if we had been doing that all along we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in!

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