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NEW REPORT DETAILS OVERWHELMED IMMIGRATION COURT SYSTEM

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From the National Law Journal (subscription required):

Neither the Department of Homeland Security nor the nation's
immigration courts -- both overwhelmed by exploding caseloads and
inadequate resources -- are ensuring fair decisions and due process for
noncitizens, according to a top-to-bottom investigation of the system
for removing aliens from the United States.


A pro bono team of 50 lawyers and legal assistants at Washington's
Arnold & Porter spent more than a year examining the removal
adjudication system at the request of the American Bar Association's
Commission on Immigration.


In a 500-plus-page report to be released today, the law firm details
its findings, including inconsistent positions taken by DHS on asylum
and other issues, high levels of stress and burnout among immigration
judges, inefficient circuit court review of removal orders,
unsupportable disparities in decisions by immigration judges, a
dramatic expansion of the grounds for removing noncitizens based on
"aggravated felony" convictions, and too many judges who display bias
or intemperate behavior on the bench. An example of one judge's
behavior and the consequences it had for an immigrant family were chronicled by The National Law Journal last month.


The report also urges a major restructuring of the adjudication system
by elevating immigration courts to Article I status and makes roughly
60 other recommendations, about half requiring action by Congress and
other non-legislative steps, to address the myriad of problems with the
system.

Kudos to the Arnold & Porter folks for the major commitment they put in to this project.



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  1. gg's Avatar
    Alert !!

    Immigration Reform Legislation to be introduced in the senate in March ...
  2. My 2 cents's Avatar
    gg, what's the source of this news?
  3. Another Voice's Avatar
    Some how with the current economy and deficit, I seriously doubt that the feds would throw more money to fix this...
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