Immigration court isn’t like other courts in our country. They’ve long been criticized for the lack of due process, including the fact that defendants, even children, can’t get court-appointed lawyers. Perhaps the biggest difference is that immigration judges are actually employees of the Justice Department, not the judicial branch. And the Attorney General can overrule decisions made by immigration judges. David Hausman
of the American Civil Liberties Union’s
Immigrants’ Rights Project writes about how Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using immigration court to deport more people more quickly and waging war on due process.