Council and Partners Comment on Changes to Streamlined Asylum Removal Proceedings


October 19, 2021

The American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), in coordination with their joint initiative the Immigration Justice Campaign, submitted comments on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed “Dedicated Docket” in immigration court to complete the claims of asylum-seeking families within 300 days.

The organizations expressed support for the administration’s willingness to envision a new system of processing asylum seekers who may be subject to the expedited removal process but urged the administration to continue thinking through solutions that balance the government’s interest in quickly identifying individuals eligible for asylum and affording every individual due process protections.

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