Holding the Due Process Line For Asylum

In the summer of 2007, as scandals surround the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Monica Goodling’s testimony before Congress drew national attention to the systemic failings of the U.S. immigration courts. The improper hiring practices described by the former Justice Department White House Liaison is only one dimension of the immigration courts’ failure. Personal behavior of immigration judges, administrative regulations, and statutory amendments to U.S. immigration laws each raise discrete concerns. Combined, they converge to deny procedural due process to aliens.

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