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Legislative proposals that seek to give the Department of Homeland Security expanded powers to indefinitely detain immigrants violate constitutional guarantees of due process and US obligations under international human rights law.

The Honorable Elton Gallegly
Chairman
House Judiciary Subcommittee on  Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Committee on the Judiciary
2309 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515

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Written statement submitted by Human Rights Watch to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, for the hearing entitled “Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice in the Immigration Court System.”

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit a statement for today’s hearing on improving efficiency and ensuring justice in the immigration court system.

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