Tag: immigration court

American Bar Association Report: Immigration Courts “Irredeemably Dysfunctional”

In a scathing report issued today, the American Bar Association (ABA) said that the nation’s immigration courts are  "irredeemably dysfunctional." The stresses put on...

Immigration Courts Reopen and Cases Are Going Ahead

The Immigration Courts reopened on Monday. Lawyers are reporting that hearings are going ahead normally in most cases. If an immigrant has a hearing...

Immigration Courts May Reopen on Monday

If a continuing resolution is passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, the Immigration Courts will reopen on Monday. I just received this...

Shutdown Has Already Led to 52,000 Immigration Court Deportation Hearings Being...

With an already large 800,000 case backlog, the "partial government shutdown" has been devastating for the immigration courts. The closing of most facilities has...

Trump Administration Creates Chaos in New York Immigration Courts

I am an immigration lawyer. In April one of my court appearances in Manhattan was cancelled. It was not rescheduled, just cancelled. I spoke...

Proposed 2018 Budget Would Increase Size of Immigration Court Staff

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget for the Department of Justice contains $145 million more dollars for immigration enforcement than the current budget. While large...

Immigration Judges Corrected for Prejudices

The New York Times has an interesting look inside ways that the Immigration Courts are trying to address prejudice among Immigration Judges. In August,...

Most Immigrants Facing Deportation Never Have a Lawyer

A recent study published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review found that a very small minority of immigrants in deportation (removal) proceedings were...

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