Due Process in Court

Throughout the country, we monitor obstructions to due process in immigration court that can severely impede a detained immigrant’s right to a fair day in court. Read our administrative complaints calling for immediate oversight and our recommendations for ensuring due process.



Call on Congress to Take a Stand Against Secretive Asylum Programs

The government is piloting two new asylum processes in Border Patrol stations in El Paso, Texas. The programs are designed to deny access to counsel and rush individuals fleeing persecution through life-or-death legal screenings behind closed doors. Urge your Members of Congress to demand answers from the government on these secretive programs.
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Submit a Comment in Opposition to the Expansion of Fast Track Removals

The Trump administration recently announced a policy that would fast-track the deportation of thousands by massively expanding “expedited removal,” which allows the Department of Homeland Security to quickly deport individuals without a chance to speak with an attorney or have a fair day in court. The public has until September 23 to submit comments to the government opposing this policy. We invite you to personalize and submit a comment to help us halt this unnecessary policy that will threaten due process and sow fear in communities throughout the nation.
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Complaint Highlights Due Process Violations in El Paso Immigration Court and Calls for Immediate Oversight

April 3, 2019

On April 3, 2019 the American Immigration Council and AILA filed a complaint with the DOJ’s Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and Office of Professional Responsibility. The complaint highlights systemic due process violations that are barriers to a fair day in court for detained immigrants called before judges at the El Paso Service Processing Center (SPC) court.
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Letter opposing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision on Matter of A- B-

June 27, 2018

AILA and the American Immigration Council signed onto a letter opposing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision on Matter of A- B-.
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