Nation Of Immigrators

Nation Of Immigrators

A public policy blog on America's dysfunctional immigration system

Tag Archives: “Due Process”

The Long-Lived ‘Con Job’ – Structural Injustice in the Immigration ‘Courts’

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Constitutional Law, Courts on Immigration Law, Immigration Courts, Immigration Law Complexity, Immigration Lawyers, Trump Administration on Immigration

Last week, President Trump held an 81-minute press conference. He traversed wide-ranging territory, including his notions of procedural due process. Discussing the importance of fundamental fairness when trying to distinguish facts from falsehoods, he said:

PRES. TRUMP:

Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, he did a horrible thing … Continue Reading

Fix Immigration by Improving Its Justice System

Posted in Congress on Immigration, Courts on Immigration Law, Democrats on Immigration, GOP on Immigration, Immigration Agency Expertise, Immigration Courts, Immigration Law Complexity, Immigration Reform, Obama Administration on Immigration, Removal Proceedings, USCIS

“U.S. immigration law is like stratified rock, revealing layer on layer of Congressional accretions laid down over many years, with the superstructure upended in tectonic shifts triggered by the baffling and contradictory interpretations of multiple agencies and courts.” 

Nothing of substance has changed since I offered that post last August, save for a groundbreaking election that reversed years of Republican opposition … Continue Reading