Friday, June 11, 2021

House Democrats push Garland for immigration court reforms


Official House Photo of Pramila Jayapal

Rebecca Beitsch for the Hill reports that 60 House Democrats in a letter have called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to make changes to an immigration court system dramatically altered by the Trump administration.  The text of the letter is available here

In in an effort led by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the 60 members urgie Garland to take a number of actions, ranging from blanket removal of cases from the docket to unwinding a number of decisions they say politicized the immigration court system.  Here is Jayapal's office press release on the letter.

The letter is signed by U.S. Representatives:

Jerrold Nadler, Alma S. Adams, PhD, Karen Bass, Joyce Beatty, Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D., Julia Brownley,Tony Cárdenas, Andre Carson. Joaquin Castro, Judy Chu, Gerald E. Connolly, Jason Crow, Danny K. Davis, Mark DeSaulnier, Adriano Espaillat, Ruben Gallego, Jesús G. “Chuy” García, Sylvia R. Garcia, Jimmy Gomez, Al Green, Raul M. Grijalva, Jahana Hayes, Sheila Jackson Lee, Hakeem Jeffries, Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr., Mondaire Jones, Marcy Kaptur, Rick Larsen, Barbara Lee, Ted W. Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Carolyn B. Maloney, James P. McGovern, Gregory W. Meeks, Grace Meng, Grace F. Napolitano, Marie Newman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Frank Pallone, Jr., Jimmy Panetta, Mark Pocan, Ayanna Pressley, David E. Price, Jamie Raskin, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Linda T. Sánchez, Jan Schakowsky, Adam Smith, Darren Soto, Mark Takano, Dina Titus, Norma Torres, Ritchie Torres, Juan Vargas, Nydia M. Velázquez, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Frederica S. Wilson.


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