Immigration Courts

We look at the effectiveness of the Department of Justice immigration court system in fulfilling its mission.

Side-benefits anticipated from Trump's "Expedited Removal" executive order
July 27, 2019

Effective July 2019, the Department of Homeland Security will apply expedited removal procedures of aliens in the United States illegally to the full limit of by the powers set forth in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

Requests for asylum based on "credible fear" claims don't seem credible
July 21, 2019

An infographic posted by the immigration review division of the Department of Justice indicates that the right of an alien who has entered the U.S. illegally to request asylum based on fear of persecution, is being abused.

A Washington Post "Fact Check" contains a startling admission regarding immigration court skippers
June 28, 2019

A Washington Post fact check on a statement by Vice President Mike Pence reveals the ineffectiveness of the immigration court system in handling the wave of asylum claims made by illegal immigrants.