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New York Times: How U.S. Immigration Judges Battle Their Own Prejudice

An article in the New York Times highlights ways that immigration judges (IJs) work to keep implicit biases out of their immigration court decisions, including by attending mandatory anti-bias training sessions. The article explains that the immigration court backlog has created fast-paced, high pressure, and culturally charged working conditions for IJs, making some misjudgments all but inevitable. According to experts, the simplest and most effective way to combat bias is to avoid rushing and to take breaks; however, with more than 500,000 cases pending, IJs say that slowing down is not an option. Read this story and more in AILA's daily immigration news clips.