NYSBA Ethics Opinion 1203 (Oct. 8, 2020)
"An attorney may withdraw from representation, with the permission of the Immigration Court, based on fear of contracting COVID-19 as a result of in-person appearances in the proceeding, where such fear...
TRAC, Sept. 18, 2020
"The partial shutdown of the Immigration Court in the wake of COVID-19 continues to impact hundreds of thousands of immigrants awaiting their day in court. The current active court case backlog as of the end of August 2020...
Gaby Del Valle, The Verge, Sept. 8, 2020
"... Samuel had traversed 12 countries across three continents to get to his family in Boston. In Tijuana, within spitting distance of the US, he was forced to stop. While he waited, other migrants explained...
Matter of Nivelo Cardenas, 28 I&N Dec. 68 (BIA 2020)
(1) Where an alien who has been personally served with a notice to appear advising him of the requirement to notify the Immigration Court of his correct address fails to do so and is ordered removed...
NAIJ, Apr. 20, 2020
"No one can doubt the gravity and complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recognized need for all Americans to take all necessary and reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, including taking steps to protect...
Maryam Saleh, The Intercept, Jan. 6, 2020
"For the first time in at least two decades, lawyers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are required to justify the detainment of noncitizens who are awaiting court proceedings in New England...
Matthew Hoppock, Nov. 5, 2019
"We should have seen it coming.
In 2018 the Attorney General ended the ability of immigration judges to administratively close cases, concluding they had in fact never had such authority. As shocking as that was...
The "Round Table of Former Immigration Judges" filed this letter with EOIR.
Former BIA Chairman Paul W. Schmidt comments :
"Public access is critical to Due Process and Fundamental Fairness in Immigration Court. In the Arlington Immigration...
Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Dec. 10, 2019
"On a November day, just south of the Texas border, Francisco left the temporary shelter he’d been stuck in for four months to travel to a nearby port of entry in the US.
Francisco was one of...
Shannon Dooling, WBUR, Nov. 27, 2019
"A federal judge in Boston ruled Wednesday that it's unconstitutional for the federal government to place the burden of proof on undocumented immigrants in bond hearings. The decision from U.S. District...
Obed Manuel, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 15, 2019
"It may be more than a full calendar year before the U.S. government confirms what Francisco Galicia has been saying since June -- that he’s a U.S. citizen.
The Dallas-born 18-year-old high...
TRAC, Aug. 26, 2019
"Immigrants waiting for their Immigration Court hearings under the "Remain in Mexico" MPP protocols have been rapidly increasing in number. Case-by-case court records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse...
Christie Thompson, Andrew R. Calderon, The Marshall Project, May 8, 2019
"The number of immigrants who have applied for voluntary departure has soared since the election of Donald Trump, according to new Justice Department data obtained by The...
Washington Post, Apr. 26, 2019
"Senior Defense Department officials have recommended that acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan approve a new request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide military lawyers, cooks and drivers to...
AIC and AILA, Apr. 3, 2019
"The American Immigration Council (“Council”) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) jointly file this complaint on behalf of immigration practitioners and their detained clients...