April 24, 2013 -- Professor Ingrid Eagly commented on the Senate immigration bill, introduced last week, which calls for tripling the number of criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally enter the U.S. along the busiest border area. Her comments appear in a Wall Street Journal article.
"Not since Prohibition has a single crime category been prosecuted in such numbers by the federal government," said Ingrid Eagly, a law-school professor at the University of California, Los Angeles who has studied the program.
Streamline often involves collective hearings in which several defendants enter guilty pleas and receive sentences quickly, prompting Ms. Eagly and others to say the policy promotes assembly-line justice.
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