Featured Issue: Immigration Courts


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For years, the immigration court system has been plagued by systemic problems that have severely undermined its ability to deliver just and fair decisions in a timely manner. Housed within the DOJ, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is vulnerable to executive branch interference, a structural flaw which the current administration has exploited and which undermines the very integrity of the system. These problems are compounded by a growing case backlog that is nearing 900,000 cases. While oversight would slow the most recent policies, it would not remedy the conflict of interest inherent in an immigration court system that is firmly under the control of the Attorney General. AILA urges Congress to introduce bipartisan legislation that establishes an independent immigration court system, outside the DOJ, under Article I of the Constitution.

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


AILA's Statements and Resources


Complaints


Speak Out to #ProtectDueProcess

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


Government Announcements

AG Decisions | Regulations | Policy Memos | OPPM | BIA Decisions | Other

Attorney General (AG) Decisions

Regulations

EOIR Policy Memos

OPPM

BIA Decisions

Other


Congressional Efforts


Immigration Court Bills


Attorney Practice Resources


Reports


AILA Resolutions

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13040204.