Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Bring Justice to Immigration Courts (Because Deportation is Different) – Angelo Paparelli

"Because of the legal charade that removal proceedings are "civil" and not "criminal" in nature,
that deportation is not "punishment," foreign citizens whose
immigration status is challenged at a removal hearing before an
immigration judge enjoy no such rights.  Although not treated as punishment under the immigration laws,
removal (or its virtual twin, inadmissibility) hurts no less.  A former
Attorney General might just as well have been talking about removal
rather than inadmissibility in Matter of S- and B-C, 9 I & N Dec. 436, at 447 (BIA 1960; A.G. 1961), when he said: 'Shutting off the opportunity to come to
the United States [or, as I would also put it