Breaking: ICE Allows Laptops in Detained Immigration Courts (But No iPads or Smart Phones!)

"Today I want to make you aware of a policy change at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that will enhance detainees’ access to fair and impartial immigration court proceedings by giving their advocates an important, additional tool to use during those proceedings. At the request...

Oscar-Nominated Director Emad Burnat Detained by CBP at LAX

"Emad Burnat, the Palestinian who co-directed the Academy Award-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras," was reportedly detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night as he attempted to enter America to attend the Oscars, this according to filmmaker Michael Moore. Burnat...

Two New IJs in Texas for Detained Docket

"Craig A. Harlow, Immigration Judge, Pearsall Immigration Court: Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Judge Harlow in February 2013. Judge Harlow received a bachelor of arts degree in 1989 from Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, and a juris doctorate in 1992 from St. Mary’s...

Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

"If you are in immigration detention and you do not know who is taking care of your children, or if your children are in the child welfare system, it is very important that you get help from a lawyer, a legal aid organization, or relatives and friends as soon as possible. Steps you can take to protect...

How CBP Routinely Terrorizes U.S. Citizens at the Border

"Earlier this month, OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman, her family, and her friends were detained for hours by US Customs and Border Protection on their way home from Canada. Everyone being held was a US citizen, and no one received an explanation. Sarah tells the story of their detainment, and her...

Phase I of Plan to Provide Enhanced Procedural Protections to Unrepresented Detained Respondents with Mental Disorders

"EOIR announced its nationwide plan to provide enhanced procedural protections to unrepresented, detained respondents on April 22, 2013 . On August 15, 2013, EOIR began Phase I of its nationwide plan, in order to test aspects of the plan. This document constitutes EOIR’s final guidance for...