The Rush to Limit Judicial ReviewPerspectives on Immigration (American Immigration Law Foundation, Washington, D.C.) (2006)
Access to an independent judiciary with the power to hold the government accountable in its dealings with individuals is a founding principle of the United States. In contrast, imagine a system where there is no access to independent judgment; where, instead, the referee works for the opposing team. The House of Representatives took a step away from this founding principle by passing the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act (H.R. 4437) on December 16, 2005. A provision of the bill would erode access to independent judgment by severely restricting access to the federal courts for individuals in removal (deportation) proceedings. This provision is part of a long string of efforts by proponents of restrictive immigration policies to limit the jurisdiction of the federal courts over immigration cases.
Publication DateSeptember, 2006
Citation InformationJill E. Family. "The Rush to Limit Judicial Review" Perspectives on Immigration (American Immigration Law Foundation, Washington, D.C.) (2006)
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