On Tuesday, the Clinic’s Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow Nicole Alanko, J.D. ’18 published an op-ed about the Biden Administration’s new policy of accelerating families’ cases in ten immigration courts across the country. Nicole argues that this policy hurts families’ fair opportunity for a hearing while doing little to address the backlog in immigration courts.
“As soon as I saw the new policy, I knew I had to speak up,” said Nicole. “I saw firsthand the effects of this type of acceleration when I was an IJC Fellow in New York. Seeing this policy repeated, I knew I had to say something.”
Earlier this year, Nicole’s Article on the Trump Administration’s use of accelerated dockets was published in the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Law and Social Change.
You can see her op-ed at Ms. Magazine here.