Procedural failures during the expedited removal process

dc.contributor.advisorRodriguez, Néstor
dc.contributor.advisorGilman, Denise L.
dc.creatorWeaver, Scott D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-05T16:40:06Z
dc.date.available2017-12-05T16:40:06Z
dc.date.created2017-05
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.date.updated2017-12-05T16:40:07Z
dc.description.abstractThis thesis contributes to our understanding of the impediments to protection faced by asylum seekers subject to the “expedited removal,” or summary deportation, provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. By studying various texts, from the statute itself, to agency policy memoranda, to human rights reports, I compare the law of expedited removal as it is written and interpreted by the government, to the law as it is actually applied. I then argue that asylum seekers caught up in the expedited removal process are not being given the procedural protections that they deserve. This topic is of particular interest in light of recent immigration enforcement policy changes ordered by the Trump administration. Specifically, President Trump has extended expedited removal to cover noncitizens with substantial ties to the United States. While many academics have studied immigration enforcement, I hope to add to the conversation by looking deeply at the texts that make up the law of expedited removal, and contrasting the procedures outlined in these texts with de facto procedures in the field. As a future immigration lawyer, I believe that it is important to add to lay understanding of the law of expedited removal, and the impediments to protection that asylum seekers face when they are placed in expedited removal proceedings.
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studies
dc.description.departmentLaw
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2FQ9QN5C
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/62918
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectExpedited removal
dc.subjectAsylum
dc.subjectDue process
dc.titleProcedural failures during the expedited removal process
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentLatin American Studies
thesis.degree.departmentLaw, School of
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineLaw, School of
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Jurisprudence

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