May 29, 2018

Evaluating the Immigration Court System: Balancing Efficiency and Due Process

Evaluating the Immigration Court System: Balancing Efficiency and Due Process

Friday, May 4th 2018

9:00am-10:30am

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

801 17th Street NW, Suite 600

Washington, DC 20006

Program Description: The primary mission of the U.S. immigration court system is to adjudicate immigration cases fairly, expeditiously and uniformly consistent with the nation’s immigration laws. Despite this crucial mission, the immigration court system has been plagued by underfunding and an extreme backlog for years, many calling it a system in “crisis.” In response, the Executive Office for Immigration Review recently established new case priorities and court performance measures meant to address the current backlog that is estimated at over 650,000 cases.  Cases will now be subject to time completion goals, including 60 days for detained removal cases and 365 days for non-detained removal cases.  At this session, our panelists will explore how to maintain and improve this vital system.