In Memoriam: U.S. Immigration Judge Philip L. Morace — Scholar, Outstanding Jurist, Beloved Colleague, And Kind Compassionate Human Being

I am sad to announce the death on Friday, January 20, 2017, of one of the most admired and respected U.S. Immigration Judges, Hon. Philip L. Morace of the U.S. Immigration Court in New York, New York.  Judge Morace was widely known by his colleagues, the government, the private bar, and the immigrant community as a gentleman, a scholar, an amazing colleague, and the very embodiment of the Immigration Court’s ideal of “through teamwork and innovation . . . guaranteeing fairness and due process for all.”

Judge Morace was educated at Fordham University and the Brooklyn Law School and served in private practice and with the U.S. Marine Corps before being appointed to the bench in September 1995.  He was a member of the New York Bar.

Please join me in offering sympathy to Judge Morace’s family, his colleagues, and the New York immigration community on this great loss.  Judge Morace’s inspiring example will be long remembered and emulated.