Featured Brief: U.S. v. Palomar-Santiago

On March 31, 2021, the National Immigration Project, the Immigrant Defense Project, and the National Immigrant Justice Center filed an amicus brief in U.S. v. Palomar-Santiago, a case currently pending at the Supreme Court.

The case concerns whether a former lawful permanent resident of the United States can be convicted of unlawful reentry under 8 USC § 1326 based on a removal order that was issued for a conviction that was not a removable offense. Our brief highlights the due process deficiencies in the immigration court system, and the functional unavailability of appeal, particularly for people who are pro se and/or detained.

The brief was one of five excellent amicus briefs filed in support of the Respondent, a few of which the National Immigration Project also helped coordinate.

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