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National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ)

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July 2011: 'There is no reliable data on the pervasiveness of asylum schemes, but law enforcement officials say they are among the most common immigration frauds, and the hardest to detect and investigate. “Fraud in immigration asylum is a huge issue and a major problem,” said Denise N. Slavin, an immigration judge in Miami who is vice president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.'


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Judge Dana Marks Person Jul 12, 2011
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Judge Denise Noonan Slavin Person Jan 8, 2007

Articles and Resources

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Jul 11, 2011 Immigrants May Be Fed False Stories to Bolster Asylum Pleas

QUOTE: A shadowy industry dedicated to asylum fraud thrives in New York, where many of the country’s asylum claims are filed. Immigrants peddle personal accounts ripped from international headlines, con artists prey on the newly arrived and nonlawyers offer misguided advice.

New York Times
Mar 29, 2009 Immigration courts face huge backlog

QUOTE: The nation's immigration courts are now so clogged that nearly 90,000 people accused of being in the United States illegally waited at least two years for a judge to decide whether they must leave

Jan 08, 2007 Battling Deportation Often a Solitary Journey: Without Legal Assistance, Thousands Are Expelled Unfairly, Critics of System Say

QUOTE: unlike in criminal courts, the government does not provide free lawyers for the poor....That leaves respondents to navigate byzantine immigration law, the judges to walk them through it and, critics say, the courts to operate sluggishly and deport thousands unfairly.

Washington Post