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EOIR OPPM 12-01: Procedures for Suspension/Cancellation Cases as Cap Approaches

Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum 12-01: Procedures on Handling Applications for Suspension/Cancellation in Non-Detained Cases Once Numbers are no Longer Available in a Fiscal Year - Feb. 3, 2012. "This Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) supersedes and replaces OPPM...

Number of DACA Applicants Below Projections

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials had prepared to process 300,000 applications from young illegal immigrants by Oct. 1. But only about 120,000 people have applied so far. Alejandro Mayorkas, who heads the federal agency, called the response "significant," even though...

Needed in Immigration Courts: Quality, Not Quantity

"Despite the decrease in case completions, immigration judges still resolved a staggeringly (if not disturbingly) high number of cases. Using the numbers cited in the report, each immigration judge completed an average of more than 1,200 cases in 2010, or five decisions each working day. Given the...

Exposed: ICE Tactics to Boost Deportation Numbers

" U.S. immigration officials laid out plans last year that would ratchet up expulsions of immigrants convicted of minor crimes as part of an urgent push to make sure the government would not fall short of its criminal deportation targets, new records obtained by USA TODAY show. Among those new tactics...

EDITOR'S CORNER - Numbers: The Hard Truth About Immigration Reform

'Comprehensive Immigration Reform,' a.k.a. CIR, seems to be on a roll. The Gang of Eight in the Senate and a similar cabal in the House claim they will release bills in April . I hope they do. But all CIR bills will fail unless they confront one central truth: Numbers. We need a 'surge'...

Immigration Detention: Behind the Record Numbers

"In FY 2012, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detained a record 477,523 adult noncitizens. Since the Obama Administration announced its detention reform initiative in 2009, the number of noncitizens DHS detains yearly has increased by nearly 25 percent. Since passage of the...