Legal Associations Call for Independent Immigration Court System

On 7/11/19, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Immigration Judges, and the Federal Bar Association sent a letter to Congress calling for an immigration court system independent of the DOJ.

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  • Click to tweet: Housing the #immigration courts under the DOJ leaves judges vulnerable to political pressure and interference in case management. @AILANational, @ABAesq, @federalbar, and the NAIJ are calling for an independent judiciary to restore #JudicialIndependence.

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  • Click to tweet: .@AILANational, @ABAesq, @federalbar, and the NAIJ are asking Congress to establish an independent immigration court system that will guarantee immigrants a #FairDayInCourt. Read their letter. #JudicialIndependence #ProtectDueProcess

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  • Click to tweet: The mounting #immigration court backlog is just one reason we need an Article I independent immigration court housed outside the DOJ. @AILANational, @ABAesq, @federalbar, and NAIJ's letter explains. #JudicialIndependence #ProtectDueProcess

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19070802.

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