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Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
July 2011

Relief From Deportation: An Unnecessary Battle
By Christen Chapman

This Article argues that immigration courts should shift to a nonadversarial model at the relief stage of removal hearings. The current immigration court system under EOIR is hardly expeditious or uniform. Under the current system, the backlog of cases in the immigration court system is continuing to grow, with the average wait time being 467 days.........[citing TRAC research]. Although the disparity in immigration judges’ asylum grant rates is declining, the disparity still pervades the immigration court system. Thus, the government does not have a strong argument that an adversarial structure during the relief stage is necessary in order to meet its adjudication goals.

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