Two Systems of Justice: A report providing an overview of the fundamental differences between the criminal justice system and the immigration removal process. It explains the legal justifications that have been offered for denying immigrants facing deportation the same rights as criminal defendants facing imprisonment and concludes by emphasizing that any future immigration reform legislation must…

Access to Counsel in Immigration Court: It has long been the case that immigrants have a right to counsel in immigration court, but that expense has generally been borne by the noncitizen. Because deportation is classified as a civil rather than a criminal sanction, immigrants facing removal are not afforded the constitutional protections under the…

Expedited Removal is a process by which low-level immigration officers can quickly deport certain noncitizens who are undocumented or have committed fraud or misrepresentation.  This short primer on expedited removal provides an overview of the process and the related issues.