By Nicole Narea (August 14, 2018, 1:19 PM EDT) -- More than 120 legal scholars told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday that the Trump administration's recent move to use case quotas as a measure of immigration judges' performance undermines their independence and threatens due process, according to a letter exclusively obtained by Law360.
Immigration and administrative law professors accused the Department of Justice of incentivizing immigration judges to resolve cases quickly and reduce the ever-growing court backlog at the expense of fair proceedings. Immigration judges are not prosecutors and should not have a personal interest in deciding cases, but they may now feel compelled to cut hearings short in...
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