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April 3, 2019

El Paso Immigration Court Violating Due Process, DOJ Hears
By Nicole Narea

The American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council claimed that, according to attorney accounts, immigration judges at the El Paso Service Processing Center immigration court have imposed an "arbitrary" 100-page cap on evidence for asylum applications, which prevents petitioners from presenting a complete record, and refused to allow attorneys to call in for proceedings, making it much more difficult and expensive for immigrants to secure counsel. The advocates pointed out that the court had the lowest asylum grant rate in the country from fiscal year 2013 to 2017, approving only about 4% of more than 800 applications. The average asylum approval rate from 2013 to 2017 nationwide was about 48%, according to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Read more at: https://www.law360.com/texas/articles/1146027/el-paso-immigration-court-violating-due-process-doj-hears?copied=1

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