Los Angeles Times Publishes Op-Ed by Jennifer Koh on Deportations and Due Process

Professor Jennifer Koh has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, which discusses the rise of deportations without court hearings.  She co-authored with Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, law professor at Penn State Dickinson School of Law.  As they write, “Many Americans were outraged by President Trump’s recent tweet saying that people seeking to enter the United States should be deported ‘with no Judges or Court Cases.’ But the practice of deporting immigrants without seeing a courtroom is already the rule, not an exception. In the last eight years, more than half of people removed from the United States had no day in court; in 2015 and 2016, that number reached 85% of all removals….We hope the rest of the country can see that the right path forward is greater due process, not less.”

In the past week, Professor Koh has also served as a media resource on related topics for the Washington Post and Politifact.

 
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