Friday, April 16, 2021

AILA Calls for Article I Immigration Courts, Immigration Reform


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) yesterday released "America as a Welcoming Nation: A Roadmap."  It asserts that

"[t]he current system is sorely outdated and badly in need of reform. Congress must act swiftly, using not only its legislative power but also its oversight and budget authorities to secure lasting reform. . . . 
AILA calls upon Congress to put aside partisan divisions and advance solutions that best serve
American families and businesses and preserve our commitment to protecting those fleeing

Asher Stockler for Law 460 (registration required) offers details.  The report calls on Congress to create an Article I immigration court system similar to the bankruptcy courts. It also said immigrants should have a statutory right to counsel in removal proceedings. 


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