ON MIGRATION | Inside the Deportation Courts | by Madeleine Schwartz

September 19, 2019

Trump’s attempts to close possible paths to immigration have meant ramping up activity in court. Some immigration judges operate out of courthouses, others work out of detention centers, and some have been transferred—both in person and virtually—to courts along the border. Over the course of a week in the Rio Grande Valley, I visited four courts: two immigration courts, one federal court, and new tents set up for immigration hearings. It was common to see people be forced to leave the US after hearings lasting minutes.

Source: The New York Review of Books, Inside the Deportation Courts | by Madeleine Schwartz

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