IJ Performance Quotas: A Threat to Due Process and Judicial Independence

On October 12, 2017, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration seeks to impose numeric quotas on immigration judges as part of their performance evaluations. Speeding up deportation proceedings without regard to the impact on due process and judicial independence is an affront to the core American values of justice and fairness. The proposal has raised critical concerns among almost everyone involved in immigration court proceedings, including immigration judges, attorneys, and organizations advocating for immigrants in removal proceedings. Immigration judges have courageously spoken out in opposition to this plan despite possible repercussions from management. One of the bedrock...

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