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Articles Tagged: American Immigration Council

Discriminatory Practices in the Central American Asylum Credible Fear Process

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The American Immigration Council recently issued a special entitled, “Mexican and Central American Asylum and Credible Fear Claims: Background and Context.” This timely report discusses the current rhetoric surrounding the credible fear process and the state of the U.S. asylum system. Specifically, the report examines the legitimacy of credible fear claims based on situations of […]

Immigration Court Backlog Likely to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

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“As numerous witnesses testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the backlogs are likely to get worse before (or if) they get better. Juan Osuna, the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, noted that immigration judges’ burgeoning caseloads are “directly tied to annual increases in cases filed in the immigration courts by DHS.” […]

What happens to Immigrants with Mental Disabilities in Removal Proceedings?

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     With little safeguards, each year many non-citizens or even U.S. citizens have been ordered removed without access to counsel and without any clinical analysis. This is a clear violation of both the Fifth Amendment Equal Protection Clause, and of the Fourth Amendment Due Process Clause.      In Lyttle v.US in December 2010, a U.S. […]

H-IB Facts and Findings

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On July 20, 2010 American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center filed a lawsuit at the U.S. District Court for District of Columbia against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and against the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS) on behalf of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  This was a result of Freedom […]