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AILA Doc. No. 19121837 | Dated December 18, 2019 | File Size: 1036 KDownload the Document
The Southern Poverty Law Center, Innovation Law Lab, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Santa Fe Dreamers Project, with the pro bono assistance of Perkins Coie, filed a lawsuit challenging the weaponization of the nation’s immigration court system, or the creation of “an adjudication system where applicants for asylum are supposed to lose.” Specific policies challenged include the perpetuation of immigration court jurisdictions where asylum is effectively impossible to win, the creation of a backlog of more than a million immigration cases, the implementation of enforcement-oriented performance metrics for immigration judges, and the implementation of a rapid-removal family docketing directive. (Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center v. Trump, 12/18/19)
The complaint outlines pervasive dysfunction and bias within the immigration court system, including:
For more on the lawsuit, visit the Innovation Law Lab’s website.
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