Showing up is the hardest part : examining geographic barriers to immigration court access

dc.contributor.advisorAlbertson, Bethany
dc.creatorSullivan, Miranda E.
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-30T01:42:59Z
dc.date.available2024-04-30T01:42:59Z
dc.date.issued2023-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2023
dc.date.updated2024-04-30T01:42:59Z
dc.description.abstractWhat is the impact of geographical barriers to immigration court on court attendance? Building on Herd and Moynihan’s (2018) theory of administrative burdens, I examine the role of compliance costs in attending immigration court hearings, arguing that a reduction in geographical compliance costs can lead to more equitable outcomes in immigration court hearings. I utilize Executive Office for Immigration Review individual level case data and leverage both logistic regression and an interrupted time series to predict the impact of drive time to the court, driver’s license access, and virtual court access on the likelihood that an immigrant is present at court. My results suggest that geographical burdens limit immigrants’ abilities to comply with the court’s administrative burdens. Increasing virtual court access may lead to fewer in absentia deportations as a result of missed court hearings.
dc.description.departmentGovernment
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/124958
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51559
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectImmigration court
dc.subjectImmigration
dc.titleShowing up is the hardest part : examining geographic barriers to immigration court access
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentGovernment
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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