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USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: The Role of Private Attorneys and Other Representatives

"December 21, 2011 PM-602-0055 Policy Memorandum SUBJECT: The Role of Private Attorneys and Other Representatives; Revisions to Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 12 and 15; AFM Update AD11-42 Purpose - This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the role of private...

Powdered Wig Immigration with the Lawyer as Potted Plant

"As a starting point toward ensuring "meaningful participation in requests for immigration benefits," the USCIS should proclaim that lawyers are not potted plants to be carried into interview rooms by their clients. Rather, the agency in revised guidance should affirm that immigration...

USCIS Hiring Entry-Level Attorneys

SALARY RANGE: $50,287.00 to $78,355.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, January 17, 2013 to Sunday, February 17, 2013 Job Announcement Number:CIS-826700-COU

EOIR Final Rule: Registry for Attorneys and Representatives

"This final rule adopts, as amended, the proposed rule to authorize the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), or his designee, to register attorneys and accredited representatives as a condition of practicing before immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals...

Attorneys Concerned About Legal Access For Migrant Kids

"So far the federal government has not allowed volunteer attorneys to visit the Nogales, Ariz. facility housing about 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Now, attorneys say upcoming changes could make it even harder for these children to get legal counsel before they are returned to their home...

New Data on Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court: TRAC

" Records just obtained under the Freedom of Information Act offer new insights about government policies governing the handling of the recent surge of unaccompanied children seeking entry into the United States. As of the end of June 2014, the more than 100,000 case records obtained and analyzed...

Kids Without Lawyers, Immigration Courts 'At The Point Of Implosion, Calendars In Complete And Utter Disarray'

"Newly released government data show an immigration court system under stress as judges face pressure to expedite deportation cases even as thousands of child migrants – many under 14 and with no grasp of English — are still without attorneys to represent them. The fast pace of arraignments...

Seattle Judge Weighs Right to Attorney for Kids in Deportation

"U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Zilly heard arguments on the government’s motion to dismiss the case. Zilly’s questions focused on his jurisdiction to decide this broad issue, and how kids are handled in immigration court. Government attorneys argued safeguards are in place to help...

Judge Keeps Alive Battle Over Counsel For Refugee Kids

"A Washington federal judge on Monday kept alive a class action seeking lawyers for immigrant children facing removal proceedings, but trimmed the suit of three of nine named plaintiffs and a count of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act. In his decision, U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly...

Update re 11 LA Attorneys Arrested in March Civil Disobedience Action

Prof. Jennifer Lee Koh, June 24, 2016 - "The Immprof Blog posted last March about 11 Los Angeles-based attorneys who were arrested in a civil disobedience action to protest immigration raids, deportations, access to counsel issues, and failure to exercise meaningful prosecutorial discretion. About...