The Nation has published an article entitled "Lawless Courts" that chronicles alleged pervasive deprivation of due process in the Atlanta Immigration Court.
The scathing article reports that: "[Immigration Judge] Pelletier and his colleagues are able to run roughshod over the rights of US residents because the agency that runs immigration hearings, the pompous and obscurely titled Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, is a paranoid bureaucratic backwater that shields immigration judges from accountability. As long as adjudicators process a high volume of cases, the agency will ignore and even cover up serious misconduct, including deportations of US citizens or people who have other avenues of relief."
The article quotes an unidentified Immigration Judge who stated that: "I'm afraid there's a premium on quotas and productivity, and not the truth."
Click here to read the article. It is an eye opener.