Denver immigration court picked for program to shrink backlog

"With more than 7,500 cases pending and an average waiting time in immigration court of 529 days, Colorado immigration attorneys are pleased that the Denver court has been chosen as a national pilot for weeding out low-priority cases and speeding up the system. Immigration courts in Denver...

Prosecutorial review puts immigration cases in holding pattern, infuses a sense of hope

"Until recently, Lizeth Amateco had never heard the term "prosecutorial discretion." Now, her future depends on it." - Denver Post, Dec. 21, 2011 .

16% of Denver immigration court cases to be offered prosecutorial discretion

DENVER — "A review ordered by the Obama administration of virtually all 7,900 deportation cases before the immigration court here has identified about 1,300 foreigners — 16 percent — who pose no security risk and will be allowed to remain in the United States, although with...

Denver Paving Company Forfeits $185K in Criminal Immigration Case

"A Denver-based paving corporation was sentenced Tuesday to pay nearly $185,000 in forfeiture of criminal proceeds for its criminal practice of hiring illegal aliens. The forfeited money will go to the Department of Transportation federal highway fund. ... Premier Paving Inc. (PPI) was charged by...

Denver Lawyers Sue for Immigration Court Access

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, DHS agents (the Federal Protective Service) denied entry to the federal building in Denver housing the Immigration Court unless attorneys and their clients showed government-issued ID and submitted to an NCIC (National Crime Information Center) background check. Rather...

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...

Denver Joins Growing List of Colorado Counties Rejecting ICE Holds

"Denver will no longer hold inmates for federal immigration authorities solely on the basis of immigration status, Sheriff Gary Wilson said Wednesday. The move to refuse federal immigration holds follows federal court rulings in other states that a county sheriff's department is potentially...

EOIR Announces Change to Immigration Judges Hearing Cases Out of Artesia

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced that, effective September 29, 2014, it will assign immigration cases originating at the Artesia, N.M., hearing location to immigration judges at the Denver Immigration Court in Denver rather than immigration judges at the Headquarters...

Denver Judges Will Hear Immigration Cases From New Mexico

"Immigration judges in Denver will hear hundreds of cases via closed-circuit TV, the federal government has determined. Judges will review the cases of approximately 600 women and children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who are being held in a facility in Artesia, N.M. The additional cases...

A Framework for Judicial Review and Remand in Immigration Law

Collin D Schueler, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2015, Denver University Law Review, Forthcoming : "This Article breaks new ground at the intersection of administrative law and immigration law. One of the more important questions in both fields is whether a reviewing court should resolve...

Immigration Judge Hears Bond Pleas By Video, 1,700 Miles Away

"Immigration Judge Quynh Bain keeps having to interrupt the witness to ask her to slow down her account of the night that some Mara-18 gang members ran her off the road in her hometown in El Salvador. “Please remember,’’ the judge tells her through an interpreter, “that one...