Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Lack of Immigration Court Review of Detention Violates U.S. Commitments under International Law


"The Obama administration continues to leave the decision to detain or release these people entirely in the hands of the detaining authority itself, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).   As the Los Angeles Times editorial noted, “[i]t would be as if accused criminals had their bail set by prosecutors rather than judges.” A system that allows people to be detained without prompt court review by an independent court (or, in this case, by an immigration court) is not consistent with American values of fairness and due process." - Eleanor Acer, Apr. 6, 2012<