TRAC, Sept. 18, 2019
"The Immigration Court's active backlog of cases just passed the million case mark. The latest case-by-case court records through the end of August 2019 show the court's active case backlog was 1,007,155. If the additional...
Andrew R. Calderón, The Marshall Project, Sept. 13, 2019
"Early this year, the Trump administration began forcing thousands of migrants seeking asylum to return to Mexico, to wait there for immigration court hearings that would decide whether...
Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019
"Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public...
Tal Kopan, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 5, 2019
"The Trump administration has been slow to implement its new policy replacing in-person interpreters with informational videos at immigrants’ initial hearings, but the switch is causing delays...
Ernie Smith, Associations Now, July 15, 2019
"Amid a growing crisis, legal associations have called on Congress to pass laws that would remove immigration courts from Justice Department control, emphasizing the inherent conflict of interest.
Julia Preston, Andrew R. Calderon, July 16, 2019 - The Marshall Project and Politico Magazine
"Frustrated with the slow pace of deportations from the courts, the Trump administration has taken aggressive steps to speed decisions and move people...
EOIR, July 15, 2019, PM 19-12
"PURPOSE: Establishes EOIR policy and procedures for adjudication of asylum claims in the context of aliens who enter or attempt to enter the United States across the southern land border after failing to apply for...
Tal Kopan, SF Chronicle, July 4, 2019
"The Trump administration is preparing to replace in-court interpreters at initial immigration court hearings with videos informing asylum seekers and other immigrants facing deportation of their rights, The...
Debbie Nathan, The Intercept, June 28, 2019
"A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION program that banishes asylum-seekers to perilous Mexican border cities could expand exponentially — and disastrously — with a new plan to hold mass video proceedings...
Hon. Paul Wickham Schmidt, July 1, 2019
"No, it isn’t as dramatic as pictures of drowned families and caged toddlers. But, the effects of the latest move by those running our U.S. Immigration Courts and their political handlers could turn...
Manuel Madrid, Miami New Times, June 27, 2019
"Months before President Donald Trump announced plans for massive immigration raids, members of his administration were busy cooking up plans to deport asylum-seeking families released into the United...
STEPHEN FRANKLIN, CLARISSA DONNELLY-DEROVEN & CAMILLE ERICKSON, Pacific Standard Magazine, June 26, 2019
"Far from the glare and controversy over immigration at the nation's Southern border, the dealings of the Chicago immigration court...
TRAC, June 18, 2019
"The latest case-by-case records from the Immigration Courts indicate that as of the end of May 2019 one or more removal hearings had already been held for nearly 47,000 newly arriving families seeking refuge in this country...
SPLC and Innovation Law Lab, June 12, 2019
"The U.S. immigration court system has failed to fulfill the legal promise of fair and impartial case-by-case review, according to a new report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Innovation...
Beth Fertig, WNYC, May 21, 2019
"Meet the new judges working in New York City's immigration court under the Trump administration's higher caseload demands and stricter asylum rules."