We look at the effectiveness of the Department of Justice immigration court system in fulfilling its mission.
A new Trump administration tactic expedites the legal processing of asylum claims by illegal immigrants at the southwestern border. Migrants requesting asylum are quickly interviewed to determine the validity of their claims of credible fear of returning to their countries of origin.
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.
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 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.