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Report - Deportation Without Due Process

Professor Jayashri Srikantiah and the Stanford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic (Stanford IRC), along with attorneys and law professors at Western State University College of Law and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) released a report synthesizing information obtained from the never-before-released U.S. government documents and data about stipulated removal, a program by which the U.S. government deports immigrants without a hearing before a judge. Many of the government records reveal that the stipulated removal program has been implemented across the U.S. in a way that is likely to infringe immigrants' due process rights.

Over the past decade, the United States government has dramatically expanded its use of stipulated removal, resulting in the deportation over 160,000 non-U.S. citizens without hearings.

Stanford IRC and NILC, on behalf of clients NILC, National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco, and the ACLU of Southern California, sued to get more information about this program under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Prior to the lawsuit, the stipulated removal program had operated largely outside the public eye.

Stanford IRC students Eunice Cho, Vivian Wang, and John Harabedian contributed to the FOIA litigation.