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Yes, Immigration Courts Are Political

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The authority of immigration courts falls under the Attorney General of the United States, which can lead to the courts becoming political footballs. Alison Peck is a law professor at the University of West Virginia and codirector of the school’s Immigration Law Clinic. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how we might remove politics from the immigration court system so that they can better serve both Americans and people looking to live here. Her book is “The Accidental History of the U.S. Immigration Courts: War, Fear, and the Roots of Dysfunction.”