The President's Immigration Courts

48 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2018 Last revised: 15 Nov 2018

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Catherine Y. Kim

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2018

Abstract

Scholars have long documented the expansion of White House influence over agency decision making; for at least the past quarter-century, presidential control has become the central feature of federal regulatory governance. Until recently, such influence was understood to target the performance of purely executive and legislative functions by agencies; commentators generally assumed that political operatives refrained from interfering in agencies’ performance of adjudicative functions. The Trump Administration has cast doubt on that assumption, deploying a series of reforms designed to reshape administrative adjudication in our nation’s immigration courts. This Essay evaluates these emerging tools of political influence and their implications for the ongoing debate over the legitimacy of presidential administration.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Catherine Y., The President's Immigration Courts (October 1, 2018). Emory Law Journal, Forthcoming; UNC Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3144100

Catherine Y. Kim (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law ( email )

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States

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