Statement for the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security on "Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration Review"

Statement for the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security on "Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration Review"

November 1, 2017

The American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, HIAS, Human Rights First, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the National Immigration Law Center, Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors, Tahirih Justice Center, USC International Human Rights Clinic, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Women's Refugee Commission, submitted a written statement for the record of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, on "Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration Review." The statement comes as a reponse to the White House announcing its Immigration Principles, and as EOIR and the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) negotiate new performance evaluation standards. The statement addresses immigration court backlogs, the detailing of immigration judges to border facilities, detention policies, asylum-free zones, unaccompanied alien child definitions, and other challenges that are currently undermining due process within the immigration courts.

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