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Immigration Courts, Judicial Acceleration, and the Intensification of Immigration Enforcement in the First Year of the Trump Administration

  • Austin Kocher
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Part of the The Evolving American Presidency book series (EAP)

Abstract

In this chapter, Austin Kocher provides an analysis of the immigration court system under the Trump regime. Kocher explains not only how this system functions as an apparatus of state exclusion, but how the immigration court is being radically reconfigured under Attorney General Jeff Sessions to strengthen this process of exclusion. As Kocher argues, the changes being made are designed to strip judges of discretion, limit opportunities for people with precarious citizenship status to remain in the United States legally, reduce the likelihood that these vulnerable people will obtain legal representation, and enroll the courts into the Trump regime’s drive to increase deportations at the expense of basic due process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice StudiesUniversity of Michigan-DearbornDearbornUSA

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