San Diego Law Review

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This Article examines several recent legislative proposals to streamline deportation proceedings and outlines a non-legislative proposal to streamline many deportation cases. The author addresses, in the deportation context, the invocation of the right against self-incrimination and offers a proposal to grant immunity from prosecution to persons in deportation proceedings, thus triggering the "duty to testify." The author argues that this proposal will eliminate many of the evidentiary and procedural problems now common in deportation proceedings and will result in a savings of time and resources.