Category: Court News

In Defense of Immigration

In A Nation of Immigrants, President John F. Kennedy traced America’s mixed record of embracing new immigrants, and then emphasized the benefits of immigration as he argued in favor of reforming the system. “Nativism failed,” he concluded, “not because the seeds…
Madison Immigration Law Center Seeing Positive Results, Expanding

The Community Immigration Law Center in Madison says it’s seeing positive results from the deportation defense work of lawyer Aissa Olivarez. “Under this administration I didn’t realize we would be so successful,” Olivarez said. “I didn’t realize that those cases that…
U.S. Immigration Courts are broken. These 5 Chatys Show Why.

Border patrol agents took more than 130,000 people into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border in May, the highest number in 13 years. From there, the migrants, largely families from Central America who crossed the border illegally, will be moved to overcrowded processing…
I Used to Detain Migrants at the Border. Now I help Them

It’s been many years and once again, I’m standing in front of a single file line of immigrants. Most are from Guatemala and Honduras. Maybe a family or two are from El Salvador. All the children are so young, clinging…