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The entrance to the Varick Street Immigration Court in New York City. The city has begun a program to provide pro bono attorneys to every immigrant detainee in proceedings here. Photo: David Handschuh/NYLJ.

Assailing what it calls the “inherent conflict of interest” in housing the immigration court system within the U.S. Department of Justice, and citing a litany of alleged “political” moves by the Trump administration that it says have made the problem worse, the New York City Bar Association is calling for the immigration court system to be removed from the DOJ and recreated as “a truly independent” court.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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