Featured Issue: Immigration Courts

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The American Bar Association (ABA) recently released a comprehensive report calling the immigration court system “irredeemably dysfunctional and on the brink of collapse.” Join AILA’s call for an independent, Article I immigration court system by contacting your member of Congress today and registering for AILA’s National Day of Action.

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The American Immigration Council and AILA filed an oversight complaint demanding investigation and highlighting systemic due process violations that are undermining justice for detained immigrants called before judges at the El Paso Service Processing Center immigration court. "El Paso feels like the Wild West in terms of the immigration system. There's so little oversight. No one is talking about how bad it is."

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


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


Congressional Efforts


Immigration Court Bills


Attorney Practice Resources


FOIA


Additional Statements and Resources


AILA Resolutions

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13040204.