How the Trump Administration Broke the Immigration Court System


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In just four years, the Trump administration implemented radical changes that fundamentally compromised the integrity of the immigration courts and their ability to ensure fairness and impartiality. The administration pressured judges to render decisions at a break-neck pace at the cost of accuracy, while stripping them of their ability to control their dockets. EOIR policies—including hiring practices, docket interference, and attempts to terminate the immigration judges’ union—politicized the immigration courts more than ever before.

Through hundreds of policies, including those listed below, the Attorney General and the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR) transformed the immigration courts into an enforcement agency rather than a fair and neutral arbiter.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13040204.