Due Process Gone Wild
The National Catholic Reporter (NCR) recently ran an article titled “Without a Lawyer, Immigrants Lost in a System Stacked Against Them.” It claims that thousands of immigrants are being denied due process because they don’t get a free lawyer at taxpayer expense.To hear the “experts” consulted by NCR, you’d think the American immigration system was set up to play dirty tricks on foreigners. They claim:
- Aliens don’t have full due process rights.
- There’s a presumption of “guilt” in immigration proceedings.
- U.S. citizens are regularly deported by the immigration court.
- Immigrants have no right to counsel.