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California Watch
April 12, 2012

16 years after creation, terrorist court remains unused
By Andrew Becker

In a 2002 report to Congress, the Justice Department wrote that it had “devoted substantial resources to the task of identifying and evaluating cases” to bring before the removal court, but it hadn’t identified one. The department also said the court was intended to be low volume, as most suspected foreign terrorists can be removed without the use of classified evidence. In fact, the government rarely seeks an immigrant’s removal from the country on national security grounds, with only about 360 cases in the decade after 9/11, according to an analysis by the Syracuse University-based Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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