Lynn M. Pearson, Tahirih Atlanta Senior Staff Attorney, wrote an expert analysis on recently proposed changes to immigration court procedures that would eviscerate the few legal protections for immigrants and asylum seekers at a time when they are already routinely denied due process in court.
Checks on government and in legal adjudications are critical under any political administration. For a system to work, it must command the trust of the public and the attorneys who engage with it. Unfortunately, the new EOIR rules will further erode trust in a system that was already failing. They will have severe consequences for many immigrant applicants, and for asylum seekers, may be matter of life and death.