Temporary Suspension of Court Hearings for Asylum Seekers in Effect

The Trump Administration postponed all court hearings for asylum seekers in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Human Rights Watch: US Failed to Provide Migrant Children With Legal Counsel

Human Rights Watch filed an amicus brief in a federal appeals court accusing the U.S. government of denying migrant children the right to legal representation in immigration court where they faced deportation.
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Federal Court to Decide If Immigration Judges Accused of Misconduct Should Be Exposed

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is fighting to force the government to publicize the names of immigration judges accused of misconduct.
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New House Bill Would Grant Fair Due Process to Immigrant Children

House Democrats have introduced legislation for immigrant children and vulnerable groups to receive fair due process in immigration court.
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NY Lawmakers Call for Statewide Legal Defense Program for Immigrants Facing Deportation

New York lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates are calling for a statewide expansion of a public defender program for immigrants at risk of deportation.
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Department of Justice Grants $1.8 Million to Expedite Immigration Court Process for Unaccompanied Children

The Department of Justice issued a $1.8 million grant to help expedite the immigration court process, which has encountered a backlog of cases.
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Immigration Court Update: Lawsuit Victory Allows Detained Immigrants 'Coerced' into ‘Voluntary’ Deportation to Return for Hearings

Following a lawsuit from a civil rights organization, immigration authorities must provide access to proper legal options for detained immigrants.
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Immigration Courts Speed Review of Undocumented Immigrant Children Due to New Obama Directive

Immigration courts nationwide are encountering a backlog of scheduled cases as an influx of undocumentd immigrant children enter the U.S. The Baltimore Immigration Court is receiving attention for rapidly expediting cases, which could be a concern for the unaccompanied minor's future in the U.S.
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Immigrants' Rights Groups Sue US Government for Violating Immigration, Deportation Laws Against Mothers, Children

National immigrants' rights groups are suing the U.S. government over claims of lack of due process for "scores" of Central American women and children at the Artesia immigrant detention facility in New Mexico.

Undocumented Immigrant Minors With Legal Counsel Show Up for Immigration Court, Likely to Stay in US, Says Report

The Transnational Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University revealed 47.5 percent of undocumented minors with legal counsel are present for their immigration court hearings and granted the right to stay in the U.S. The study revealed nine out of 10 children without an attorney are deported.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Details Strengthening Border Security Following Obama's Executive Order

US Immigration Courts Backlogged Due to Influx of Undocumented Immigrant Minors

The U.S. Immigration Courts are reportedly overwhelmed with immigration cases, but despite President Barack Obama's efforts to ease the border crisis, the courts will see a further backlog of cases. According to National Association of Immigration Judges President Dana Leigh Marks, who has been presiding over immigration cases since 1987, "We are reaching a point of implosion, if we have not already reached it."
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