House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing: Courts in Crisis

January 29, 2020

Statement for the Record

Courts in Crisis: The State of Judicial Independence and Due Process in U.S. Immigration Courts

Through our work, KIND has observed how the Trump administration’s sweeping restriction of judicial independence and due process in the immigration court system has impaired vital legal protections for unaccompanied children. Leveraging structural defects in that system—not least its vulnerability to the political influence of the Department of Justice (DOJ)—the administration has pushed through a host of policy changes and rulings that undermine the fairness and impartiality of proceedings while also decreasing their efficiency.


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