AIC, Sept. 20, 2023
"Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, our Policy Director, testified before Congress to explain the positive economic contributions of immigrants in the U.S. and the ongoing challenge that...
Hillary Chura, CSM, Sept. 20, 2023
"What the president could do is issue an executive action that extends parole to more nationalities, says Stephen Yale-Loehr , an immigration law professor at...
The Hon. Dana Leigh Marks recaps the status of DACA.
Alexander Kustov, Michelangelo Landgrave, Sept. 6, 2023
"The US public significantly lacks knowledge about immigration. While various attempts to correct misperceptions have generally failed to...
Rae Ann Varona, Law360, Sept. 20, 2023
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog revealed problems it found from surprise inspections at migrant holding facilities, citing...
NAIJ, Mar. 30, 2020
"During this historic and unprecedented pandemic, the immigration courts are in the midst of a crisis created by EOIR. One current immigration judge who is a U.S. military veteran summarized the state of affairs:
"I don't say this lightly, but EOIR has demonstrated that they need to be gutted and rebuilt from the ashes. I've never witnessed an utter lack of concern for people like I have here. In my former life, we treated captured Taliban and ISIS with more humanity. Moreover, I've never seen worse leadership. A crisis usually brings good and bad to the light. We have nothing but darkness." --3/26/2020 Communication to NAIJ from Immigration Judge (Name Withheld)
This judge’s remarks aptly capture what we are all experiencing at EOIR in the face of this pandemic. EOIR’s failure to take prompt, appropriate and sufficient action on court closures has created a dangerous environment placing at risk the health and lives of our judges, court staff, practitioners, detained respondents, and all individuals who interface with the court process as well as the broader community.
... EOIR’s refusal to close detained courts causes a cascade of social interaction that puts all of us at risk.
... There is no safe way to run the detained immigration courts during a pandemic because of the amount of social interactions that the courts require.
... NAIJ has several other specific proposals designed to minimize social interactions and maintain a fair proceeding, set out [below]."