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Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in U.S. Immigration Courts, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, January 29, 2020   [open pdf - 165MB]

This is the July 29, 2020 hearing on 'Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in U.S. Immigration Courts,' held before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Zoe Lofgren: "With today's hearing, we shine a spotlight on an issue that requires urgent congressional attention: the crisis that is unfolding in our Nation's immigration courts. In order to be truly effective, the immigration court system should function just like any other judicial institution, where due process and fair procedure are held in the highest regard and where parties on both sides are treated equally and without bias. Just like other judges, immigration judges should have the time and resources to conduct full and fair hearings, and they should have the independence to issue thoughtful, discretionary decisions that are consistent with immigration law. But for too long, our immigration courts, which are housed under the Department of Justice, have not functioned as they should." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: A. Ashley Tabaddor, Jeremy McKinney, Judy Perry Martinez, and Andrew. R. Arthur.

Report Number:
Serial No. 116-72
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Date:
2020
Copyright:
Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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