A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

NPR (August 8, 2014)

As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings. That call is coming from an unusual source: one of the nation’s top immigration judges. This judge asserts that fast-tracking increases the likelihood of further clogging the court system, as the practice could lead to appeals based on non-citizens’ lack of understanding of the U.S. process.

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