Free Webinar: Asylum Decisions by Immigration Judges

TRAC, 22 Jan 2013 : "A free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, January 24 at 2:00pm (Eastern US time) to present and discuss findings on the record low asylum denial rates levied by judges in the Immigration Courts. The webinar will highlight the very latest trends based upon TRAC's analysis...

EOIR Adds Five New Immigration Judges

" Timothy R. Everett, Immigration Judge, Los Angeles Immigration Court Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Judge Everett in April 2013. Judge Everett received a bachelor of arts degree in 1980 from Louisiana State University; a master of arts degree and a juris doctorate in 1986 from Tulane...

Lawsuit Seeks to Learn How Government Responds to Complaints of Misconduct by Immigration Judges

AILA, June 6, 2013 : "The public has a right to know whether the government adequately investigates and resolves complaints alleging misconduct by immigration judges, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) said in a lawsuit filed today in federal district court in Washington, D.C. ...

ICE Still Detaining and Deporting US Citizens, And Still Lying About It

Prof. Jacqueline Stevens continues her one-woman campaign for justice: "On June 7, 2013 an immigration judge terminated deportation proceedings for a 54 year old United States citizen who had been locked up without a lawyer for 14 months, one of three individuals to contact me in the last two weeks...

Immigration Judges Pushing for Independence

"Federal immigration judges are urging Congress to liberate them from the Department of Justice, a dramatic bid for independence that could eventually open immigration court records to the public for the first time in US history. As lawmakers debate immigration legislation, the judges have intensified...

Backlog Crushes El Paso Immigration Court Docket

"A shortage of immigration judges across the nation has caused a massive pileup of thousands of cases across the country. The backlog of cases hits especially hard in the Borderland where some people have to wait up to four years to go before an immigration judge. "It's just amazing how...

Judges Decry 'Rocket Dockets' for Refugee Kids

"Two federal immigration court judges criticized the fast-track deportation hearings for unaccompanied minors today and called for the courts to be made independent from the Justice Department. The judges, leaders in the National Association of Immigration Judges, said the recent surge of immigrant...