News Story (NATIONAL)
September 20, 2019
READ THE FULL STORY HERE
Immigration attorneys say due process has blown out the window of new tent courts the Trump administration created in Laredo and Brownsville to hold asylum hearings for migrants.
“This rushed, assembly-line justice is unacceptable for decisions that can be the difference between life and death,” said a policy brief by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a national nonprofit of 15,000 immigration attorneys and law professors.
Called the Migrant Protection Protocol Immigration Hearing Facilities, the tents and shipping-container facilities opened in mid-September. They hold hearings for more than 37,000 asylum seekers, who’ve remained in Mexico under the 2019 Migrant Protection Protocol policy, as their cases wind through immigration courts.