NWIRP, July 22, 2019
"Today, a federal appeals court ruled that asylum-seekers must continue to receive bond hearings while the court considers the Trump administration’s appeal to deny bond hearings with procedural protections to asylum...
In Matter of M-S- (slated to take effect in mid-July) Attorney General Barr stated: "I read [INA] section 235(b)(1)(B)(ii) to mandate detention (i) for the purpose of ensuring additional review of an asylum claim, and (ii) for so long as that review...
Martinez v. McAleenan
"Luis Martinez ("Petitioner"), a native and citizen of Mexico, has been living in the U.S. since 1990, when he was 12 or 13 years old. Petitioner has been detained in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"...
Andrew Patterson, May 29, 2019
"Asylum seekers who have passed their credible fear interviews—those whom immigration officers find have viable asylum claims—may no longer have access to an important protection against prolonged imprisonment...
Nicole Narea, Law360, Apr. 17, 2019
"U.S. Attorney General William Barr's recent decision to restrict certain asylum-seekers from being released on bond vastly expands the Trump administration's detention capabilities, but scholars warn...
Matter of M-S-, 27 I&N Dec. 509 (A.G. 2019)
(1) Matter of X-K-, 23 I&N Dec. 731 (BIA 2005), was wrongly decided and is overruled.
(2) An alien who is transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full removal proceedings after establishing...
NWIRP, Apr. 5, 2019
"Today, in a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge in Seattle dealt a blow to the government’s campaign to deter and obstruct asylum seekers applying for protection in the United States. Judge Marsha Pechman ordered...
NYIC Feb. 13, 2019
"The New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition released a new report today documenting how allegations of gang membership, no matter how vague or flimsy, can lead to the denial of immigration relief...
TRAC, Feb. 12, 2019
"Given the increased public discussion over who ICE should detain and how long they should remain detained, TRAC has developed a new web query bond outcomes tool . The tool allows users to drill in to examine, month-by-month...
NWIRP, Dec. 13, 2018 - "A federal district court in Seattle, Washington issued an order rejecting the government’s arguments that recent asylum seekers who enter the United States without immigration status are not entitled to constitutional...
Amicus Brief in in Matter of M-S-, 27 I&N Dec. 476 (A.G. 2018)
"In response to the question posed by the Attorney General in Matter of M-S-, 27 I&N Dec. 476 (A.G. 2018), amici respectfully submit this brief asserting that the Attorney General...
Matter of M-G-G-, 27 I&N Dec. 469 (A.G. 2018)(Sept. 18, 2018)
Matter of M-G-G-, 27 I&N Dec. 475 (A.G. 2018)(Oct. 12, 2018)
Matter of M-S-, 27 I&N Dec. 476 (A.G. 2018)(Oct. 12, 2018)
Guerrero-Sanchez v. Warden - "[T]his case requires us to decide a novel question of immigration law in this Circuit: is the detention of an alien, such as Guerrero-Sanchez, who has a reinstated order of removal but is also pursuing withholding-only...
Matter of M-G-G-, 27 I&N Dec. 469 (A.G. 2018)
"Pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(h)(1)(i) (2018), I direct the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) to refer this case to me for review of its decision. The Board’s decision...
Daniel Bush, PBS, June 28, 2018 - "Federal judges are setting unusually large bonds for detained immigrants, immigration attorneys say, including for parents who were separated from their children at the border, a shift that has delayed the parents’...