Category: Court News

New Immigration Judge Appointed to Harlingen Courthouse

A senior official with the Department of Health and Human Services told a Senate panel on Thursday that the responsibility to monitor migrant children released from federal custody falls on state child welfare agencies – not the federal government. Jonathan…
Immigration Advocate Loses Bid to Move Trial Out of Phoenix

An immigration advocate lost a bid to move his upcoming trial on tax charges out of Phoenix because of publicity about the case and his long record in speaking up for immigrants. PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected a…
Nine People in Van Stopped Near Six Flags Now Face Immigration Charges

EUREKA • Nine undocumented immigrants caught in a traffic stop were indicted Wednesday on immigration charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. The driver, Rene Flores-Calderon, 34, smuggled eight others who had returned to the United States after having been deported…
Immigrant Suit: Feds Setting Traps

Lawyers for illegal immigrants who were separated from their spouses and families while they sought to become legal U.S. residents through marriage are due in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday to argue that the government lays deportation “traps”…
Immigration Cases Tossed in Fallout from Supreme Court Ruling

LOS ANGELES — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system…
Should Family Play a Part in Immigration Policy?

Every weekday, Xan-Xia Hong and her husband Ru-Liang Zhang visit the Chinese Community Center near their home in New York City. The two are retired and in their seventies. They moved to the United States 28 years ago. They entered…