Panel Video: Deception and Disorder in America’s Immigration Courts

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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today on the immigration courts, the Justice Department's appeals system for aliens challenging deportation. To contribute to this reassessment of an important component of America's immigration infrastructure, the Center for Immigration Studies will release a report next week examining the serious problems in our immigration courts and offer solutions to address them.

The report, “Built to Fail: Deception and Disorder in America's Immigration Courts,” is authored by Mark H. Metcalf. Metcalf is a former immigration judge and former Special Counsel at the Domestic Security Section within the Justice Department. The report was released Tuesday, May 24, at 9 a.m. at a panel discussion at the National Press Club, 14th & F streets, N.W.


Mark H. Metcalf, author of 'Built to Fail: Deception and Disorder in America's Immigration Courts'

Grisel Ibarra, immigration attorney and activist

Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor and Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute

Hans von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation

Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Introduction by Mark Krikorian


Mark Metcalf's Statement


Grisel Ibarra's Statement


Andrew McCarthy's Statement


Hans von Spakovsky's Statement


Question and Answer Session