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Immigration Court System

Obama Does Congress' Job on Immigration, Court Reform Next?

Sara Warner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama on Thursday made it clear that, if a gridlocked Congress won't do its job on immigration reform, he will do that job himself. Now we should hope that he can also turn attention to an immigration challenge that falls under his own branch of government: immigration courts.

A Right to Attorney: NYC Looks at a Possible Fix for the Immigration Court Crisis

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Brooklyn Defender Services

A misdemeanor conviction for shoplifting, though unlikely to prompt incarceration, can nevertheless trigger mandatory deportation: dividing families, disrupting communities and preventing people otherwise eligible from seeking asylum.

Immigration Justice: Biased, Irrational, Unfair

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

The tens of thousands of decisions in immigration courts annually will almost never be seen or reviewed by a federal appeals court. Without transparency or accountability, the immigration court system hardly promotes public confidence that justice is being done.

Immigration Court Reform Serves Everyone's Interests

Katy Welter | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago
Katy Welter

The immigration court system is an integral part of the American justice system. No matter your views on immigration policy, these courts need to be fair, efficient, and effective.

Why We Should Applaud ICE's Immigration Initiative

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

Fixing immigration court waiting times helps not only to make the system run more smoothly, but also to lay the groundwork for much needed comprehensive change.

Unanimous Supreme Court Narrows Deportation Pipeline

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

In a hugely significant unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a documented immigrant convicted of two minor drug-possession crimes will not face mandatory deportation.

Mexico Drug War: Asylum Seekers Increasingly Turned Away By US Immigration Courts

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Todd Bensman | GlobalPost SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Their stories may be heart-rending. Their experiences may seem unimaginable. Their lives may st...