Can You Hear Me Now? Attorney Perceptions of Interpretation, Technology, and Power in Immigration Court

  • Organization: Center for Migration Studies / Maya P. Barak, University of Michigan
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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Drawing upon criminology, legal sociology, and linguistics, this study finds profound improvements are needed to ensure due process in the nation's immigration courts, including:

  • Elimination of telephonic and videoconferencing in all but extreme circumstances.
  • Modernization of telephonic and videoconference technology.
  • Improvement of interpreter standards and working conditions.
  • Education of attorneys, judges, and interpreters regarding challenges inherent to courtroom interpretation and technology.
  • Immigration Court