Let Immigration Judges Be Judges

Let Immigration Judges Be Judges

"Immigration courts must be restructured as real courts under Article I of the Constitution, similar to Tax and Bankruptcy Courts, so we can maintain administrative independence and ensure total transparency in our proceedings. This would free them from any control or influence by the Attorney General or Department of Homeland Security. While seemingly technical, this change is essential to achieve the most fundamental expectation we American’s hold about judges: that they are independent and protected from undue influence by any party to their proceedings." - Judge Dana Leigh Marks, May 9, 2014.