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Bring Justice to Immigration Courts (Because Deportation is Different) - Angelo Paparelli

"Because of the legal charade that removal proceedings are "civil" and not "criminal" in nature , that deportation is not "punishment," foreign citizens whose immigration status is challenged at a removal hearing before an immigration judge enjoy no such rights...

When Will Gideon's Trumpet Blow in Immigration Court?

"Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court decided Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark case that constitutionally guaranteed counsel to defendants in criminal cases in the United States. Together with the Court’s decision three years later in Miranda v. Arizona, the decision radically transformed...

Two Systems of Justice: How the Immigration System Falls Short of American Ideals of Justice

"There is a growing consensus that our immigration system is broken. Severe visa backlogs hurt U.S. businesses, undocumented workers are frequently exploited, and record levels of deportations tear families apart. While much energy is now focused on addressing these problems, one issue that is frequently...

TRAC: Civil Immigration Offenses Account for 80% of Immigration Court Deportation Orders

"Immigration Court judges have ordered 82,878 individuals deported so far this fiscal year, according to the latest data as of the end of August. But in only 16,375 of these cases, about one out of every five, had the government sought the removal order because of criminal or other activity that...