Featured Issue: Immigration Courts

The Trump administration has implemented policies that will undermine the independence of immigration judges and weaken due process in the immigration court system. Immigration courts play a key role in affording noncitizens an opportunity to present claims for relief and stay in the United States. The changes adopted by DOJ since last year – including steps to impose numerical quotas on immigration judges and attempts to curtail procedural safeguards – threaten the integrity of the immigration courts. Read more below.

AILA's Statements and Resources | Complaints | Speak Out in Support of Due Process | Government Announcements | Congressional Efforts | Immigration Court Bills | Attorney Practice Resources | FOIA | Additional Statements and Resources | AILA Resolutions | Media Immigration Court Coverage

NAIJ President, Ashley Tabaddor, speaks to reporters at the National Press Club on September 21, 2018
(Video Aired Live on C-SPAN2)


"As you heard, in 10 days our nation's immigration courts and judges will enter a new and dark era. Starting October 1st, the Department has stated is commitment to subject all immigration judges to quotas and deadlines. This is an unprecedented act which compromises the integrity of the court and undermines the decisional independence of our immigration judges, all in the name of addressing the 750,000 backlog of pending cases, which continue to grow with every action of this administration."


AILA's Statements and Resources


Complaints


Speak Out to #SaveDueProcess

AILA members and advocates are encouraged to use the following advocacy tools to urge Congress to protect due process:


Government Announcements


Congressional Efforts


Immigration Court Bills


Attorney Practice Resources


FOIA


Additional Statements and Resources


AILA Resolutions


Media Immigration Court Coverage

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13040204.