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Immigrant Advocates are Worried about Threats to Due Process in New Biden Policy

After the Biden administration on Friday announced a “dedicated docket” process that aims to “more expeditiously and fairly make decisions in immigration cases of families who arrive between ports of entry at the southwest border,” migrant rights advocates and experts expressed alarm that the changes could negatively impact asylum-seekers.

Under previous administrations, “families were quickly rushed through proceedings without a fair chance to seek protection,” explained Ursela Ojeda of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) in a statement Friday. “As a result, many were ordered deported without ever having the chance to meaningfully make their case to an immigration judge.”

In addition to Truthout, this article also appeared in Common Dreams.