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Courting Disaster: Rights at Risk in Omaha Immigration Court

February 12, 2024 (1 min read)

ACLU Nebraska, Feb. 9, 2024

"A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nebraska paints a stark picture of people’s experiences in the Omaha immigration court, a court that is already known as one of the nation’s toughest for asylum seekers.  The civil rights organization says in-person observations from more than 500 hearings demonstrate that Omaha immigration court judges are routinely compromising people’s due process rights.  The report outlines four specific areas of concern, including the short duration of hearings, judges’ failure to consistently advise people of their rights, deficient interpretation services and the high number of cases without attorney representation."