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Immigration Court

The U.S. Department of Justice Lays Out Plan to Cut in Half Backlogged Cases at Immigration Courts

According to a Department of Justice official, the DOJ is planning to cut immigration court cases in half by 2020.  The plan includes adding more immigration judges, upgrading technology, and refusing to postpone case hearings.  These efforts…

Land of the Free, Home of the Hardworking

The following essay by Ms F. H. Hamidi is the 2017 winner of the Law Office of Givi Kutidze Immigration Law Scholarship.  The views expressed in the essay are Ms. Hamidi's and do not reflect my own position or opinion on the issues discussed. Immigration…
Sanctuary policies

The Sanctuary Policies and Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary policies refer to a class of policies aimed at tailoring a city, county or state’s resources to provide adequately and safely for all residents, including immigrants of varying immigration statuses.  These policies range from municipalities…
Sanctuary policies

Leaked Memos on Immigration Enforcement

There are leaked memos circulating on the internet.  One is titled Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies and the other is titled Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National…
Sanctuary policies

600 Arrested by Immigration Officials Across the United States in One Week

Over 600 individuals (across approximately 11 states) were arrested by Federal immigration officials last week. According to law enforcement agents, of the 600 people arrested, 40 were detained in the New York City area. It is unknown…