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Sessions Moves To Curb Immigration Judges' Authority

The attorney general orders an end to a legal procedure used by judges to delay decisions in certain immigration cases, which he says has no legal basis. Critics say the move will impede due process.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the nation's immigration judges to end their practice of temporarily removing cases from their dockets without issuing decisions.

Immigrant advocates say the move is part of a broader, which fall under the purview of the Department of Justice, in order to hasten the removal of some immigrants.

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