NY City Bar Association, Oct. 21, 2020
"The New York City Bar Association has released a report on recent immigration policy changes “to highlight its concerns about their impact on the independence of the immigration court system as well...
Onosamba-Ohindo v. Barr
"Petitioners/plaintiffs Junior Onosamba-Ohindo (“Class Petitioner”) and Antonio Lopez Agustin (“Subclass Petitioner”) (collectively “Petitioners”) have filed a petition for a writ of habeas...
Rox Laird, Courthouse News Service, July 31, 2020
"New Jersey immigration lawyers say in a lawsuit filed Friday against the U.S. Justice Department that required in-person immigration hearings unnecessarily puts their lives at risk during the coronavirus...
DHS, July 17, 2020
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) remain committed to resuming removal hearings for aliens subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) as expeditiously as possible...
NAIJ, June 10, 2020
"The National Association of Immigration Judges Statement on DOJ OIG Report on Executive Office for Immigration Review Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Management Practices
DOJ OIG Report Highlights the Structural Flaw of Entrusting...
EOIR, June 11, 2020
"This Policy Memorandum (PM) is effective immediately and supersedes PM 20-10, Immigration Court Practices During the Declared National Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak (Mar. 18, 2020) and Addendum to PM 20-10 (Mar...
[NOTE: Two of the four new ACIJs have no immigration law experience, yet they will hear cases.]
EOIR, May 22, 2020
"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced four new assistant chief immigration judges (ACIJs). ACIJs...
Tal Kopan, San Francisco Chronicle, May 18, 2020
"[M]any of those who work in the system say the Trump administration has handled the shutdown in an especially haphazard manner, increasing the stress on judges and attorneys in addition to immigrants...
EOIR, May 15, 2020
"All hearings in non-detained cases are postponed through, and including, Friday June 12, 2020."
Max Siegelbaum, Mazin Sidahmed, DocumentedNY, Latino USA, May 13, 2020
"... In 2019, we set out to document the fallout from those changes, observing New York City’s immigration courts every single day for three months. When we began reporting...
Hon. Mimi Tsankov, Apr. 28, 2020
"From unrealistic performance measures imposed on immigration judges, the unprecedented certification of cases to the attorney general for decision, to allegations of partisanship in the appointment of judges to...
EOIR/DHS, May 1, 2020
"The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have extended the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Hearings scheduled through, and including, June 1, 2020, will be rescheduled. As the Departments...
TRAC, Apr. 9, 2020
"Although the Immigration Courts with the largest backlogs of cases are located in large cities, the latest Immigration Court records show that when adjusted for population, many rural counties have higher rates of residents...
NIPNLG, Apr. 8, 2020
" Temporary Restraining Order Requested to Stop Dangerous EOIR and ICE Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Immigration groups today moved for an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Executive Office for...
EOIR, Apr. 3, 2020
"This Policy Memorandum (PM) updates EOIR's policies regarding permissible signatures on documents filed with the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. As of March 31, 2020, EOIR has begun accepting digital...