Fast-track Removals from the U.S. and Violations of Due Process and Non-Refoulement Obligations

In recent years, the majority of those deported from the United States are sent back to their home countries through summary procedures. Bypassing the immigration court system, these summary removals are improperly punitive, deny due process, and violate fundamental non-refoulement obligations under U.S. and international law. This talk will provide an overview of recent policy changes that have led to an increase in fast-track removals, the legal framework for these removals, and case studies that highlight the impact of these summary procedures on asylum seekers.