Immigration General - Studies and Reports

  1. American Bar Association, Ensuring Fairness and Due Process in Immigration Proceedings, available at

    http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/poladv/priorities/immigration/2008dec_immigration.authcheckdam.pdf.

  2. American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, Reforming the Immigration System: Proposals to Promote Independence, Fairness, Efficiency and Professionalism in the Adjudication of Removal Cases (2010) (table of contents and executive summary available at http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=3920010).

  3. Amnesty International, Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA (2009), available at http://www.amnestyusa.org/immigration-detention/page.do?id=1641031.

  4. Board of Immigrant Appeals Pro Bono Project, The BIA Pro Bono Project is Successful (2004), available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/reports/BIAProBonoProjectEvaluation.pdf.

  5. California Coalition for Universal Representation, California's Due Process Crisis: Access to Legal Counsel for Detained Immigrants (June 2016), available at http://www.publiccounsel.org/tools/assets/files/0783.pdf.

  6. Zhifen Chang and Neil Weiner, Legal Orientation Program (LOP) Evaluation, Performance and Outcome Measurement Report, Phase III: The Role of LOP in Affecting Case Processing Times, Vera Institute of Justice (June 2009), available athttp://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/Probonorpts/LOP%20Phase%20III%20Report_6.22.09%20FINAL.pdf.

  7. City Bar Justice Center, NYC Know Your Rights Project: An Innovation Pro Bono Response to the Lack of Counsel for Indigent Immigrant Detainees (November 2009), available at

    http://www.nycbar.org/citybarjusticecenter/pdf/NYC_KnowYourRightsNov09.pdf.

  8. The Constitution Project, Recommendations for Reforming our Immigration Detention System and Promoting Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings (2009), available at http://www.constitutionproject.org/pdf/359.pdf.

  9. Detention Working Group of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor…A Report on Due Process Issues in the Handling of Immigration Detainees in Massachusetts (July 2005), available at http://www.nlgmass.org/pressreleases/Report_DWGreport.pdf.

  10. Detainee Working Group of the New York University Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Broken Justice: A Report on the Failures of the Court System for Immigrant Detainees in New York City (April 2007), available at http://detentionwatchnetwork.org/node/2676.

  11. Ingrid Eagly & Steven Shafer, A National Study of Access to Counsel in Immigration Court, 164 U. Penn. L.R. 1 (Dec. 2015), available at http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9502&context=penn_law_review.

  12. Ingrid Eagly and Steven Shafer, Access to Counsel in Immigration Court, American Immigration Council (Sept. 2016), available at https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/research/access_to_counsel_in_immigration_court.pdf.

    1. Alfonso Chardy, For Immigrants Crossing the Border, They Need One Thing to Help Win the Case, Miami Herald (Oct. 30, 2016), available at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article111474857.html.

  13. Anne Hinken, U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, Evaluation of the Rights Presentation (Jan. 2000), available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/statspub/rtspresrpt.pdf.

  14. Donald Kerwin, Charitable Legal Programs for Immigrants: What They Do, Why They Matter, and How They Can Be Expanded, Immigration Briefings, No. 04-04 (June 2004).

  15. Kate M. Manuel, Aliens' Right to Counsel in Removal Proceedings: In Brief, Congressional Research Service (Mar. 17, 2016), available at https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43613.pdf.

  16. Peter Markowitz, Barriers to Representations for Detained Immigrant Facing Deportation: Varick Street Detention Facility, A Case Study, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 541 (2009), available at http://law.fordham.edu/fordham-law-review/15138.htm.

  17. Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, et al., Problems with the U.S. Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Violations of the Rights of Aliens: A Report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the Second and Third Periodic Report of the United States of America (May 2006), available at http://discoverhumanrights.org/sites/7cc8fb84-899d-457d-a486-470ccb03fb16/uploads/Rights_of_Non-Citizens_Shadow_Report__final_.pdf.

  18. John D. Montgomery, Cost of Counsel in Immigration: Economic Analysis of Proposal Providing Public Counsel to Indigent Persons Subject to Immigration Removal Proceedings (May 28, 2014), available at http://www.nera.com/67_8564.htm.

    1. Kirk Semple, Public Defender System for Immigrants Facing Deportation Would Pay For Itself, Study Says, NY Times (May 15, 2014), available at https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/nyregion/study-favors-free-counsel-to-navigate-deportation.html?_r=1.

  19. National Immigration Law Center, Blazing a Trail: The Fight for Right to Counsel in Detention and Beyond (Mar. 2013), available at http://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Right-to-Counsel-Blazing-a-Trail-2016-03.pdf.

  20. Lori Nessel and Farrin Anello, Deportation Without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families, Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice (July 2016), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2805525.

  21. New York City Bar Association Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, Report on the Right to Counsel for Detained Individuals in Removal Proceedings (August 2009), available at

    http://www.nycbar.org/pdf/report/uploads/20071793-ReportontheRighttoCounsel.pdf.

  22. New York Immigrant Representation Study Report, Accessing Justice II: A Model for Providing Counsel to New York Immigrants in Removal Proceedings (2012), available at http://www.cardozolawreview.com/content/denovo/NYIRS_ReportII.pdf.

  23. New York Law Journal, The New York Immigrant Representation Study: Preliminary Findings,  (2011), available at http://www.nylj.com/nylawyer/adgifs/decisions/050411immigrant.pdf

  24. New York State Bar Association, Report of the Special Committee on Immigration Representation (June 23, 2012), available at http://www.nysba.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=27499

  25. Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, Access to Justice for Immigrant Families and Communities: Study of Legal Representation of Detained Immigrants in Northern California (Oct. 2014), available at https://www.lccr.com/wp-content/uploads/NCCIJ-Access-to-Justice-Report-Oct.-2014.pdf.

  26. Office of Planning, Analysis, & Technology, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, FY 2010 Statistical Year Book (Jan. 2011), available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/statspub/fy10syb.pdf

  27. John R.B. Palmer, The Nature and Causes of the Immigration Surge in the Federal Courts of Appeals: A Preliminary Analysis, 51 N.Y.L. Sch. l. Rev. 13 (2006), available at http://a.nyls.edu/user_files/1/3/4/17/49/palmer%20article.pdf.

  28. Nina Siulc, et al., Improving Efficiency and Promoting Justice in the Immigration System, Lessons from the Legal Orientation Program, Report Summary, Vera Institute of Justice (May 2008), available at http://www.vera.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/LOP_Evaluation_May2008_final.pdf

  29. Steering Committee, New York Immigrant Representation Study Report, Accessing Justice: The Availability and Adequacy of Counsel in Removal Proceedings, New York Immigrant Representation Study Report: Part 1, 33 Cardozo L. Rev. 357 (Dec. 2011), available at http://www.cardozolawreview.com/content/denovo/NYIRS_Report.pdf.

  30. TRAC Immigration, Immigration Judges (July 2006), available at http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/160/.

  31. U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, The Poor's Right to Equal Access to the Courts Vol. II (Feb. 2005) at 239, available at http://www.uscirf.gov/images/stories/pdf/asylum_seekers/ERS_RptVolII.pdf [NOTE: 20 MB file].