Federal Lawsuit Against Atlanta IJ Cassidy Moves Forward

"At the instigation of [Immigration Judge] William Cassidy, a former deportation agency prosecutor, on April 19, 2010 various federal officials and Paragon Systems, Inc. guards interfered with my Constitutional rights to observe deportation hearings for the detained docket in Atlanta, Georgia. Last...

BIA: Respondent Entitled to File Under Sec. 240(c)(2) - Matter of Monjazar-Fernandez (unpub.)

"In this unpublished decision , the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found that the underlying proceedings were fundamentally unfair where the respondent, who was charged with being present without having been admitted or paroled, presented a copy of the visa on which he entered the country, the...

DHS Cowed, Settles Denver Immigration Court Access Lawsuit

"The Federal Protective Service has a heavy responsibility. Their mission is to keep federal properties safe and secure for employees, officials and visitors, alike. One such property is the newly renovated Byron G. Rodgers Federal Building in downtown Denver. Among other tenants in this otherwise...

Attorneys Concerned About Legal Access For Migrant Kids

"So far the federal government has not allowed volunteer attorneys to visit the Nogales, Ariz. facility housing about 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Now, attorneys say upcoming changes could make it even harder for these children to get legal counsel before they are returned to their home...

Judge Orders Attorney Access to Refugee Kids in Arizona Immigration Jail

"On July 10, 2014, prompted by the government’s initial response to the large influx of unaccompanied alien children6 (“unaccompanied children” or “UAC”) and families – many from El Salvador – who have recently been apprehended along the United States border...

Reporters Shut Out of Immigration Courts

"On July 28, investigative reporter Carroll traveled to the Artesia detention center on the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) to report the story. In the preceding days she had exchanged emails arranging access with media representatives for US Immigration and Customs...