Category: Court News

Shutdown stalls immigration court hearings

LAKELAND — Tracey Collins has been compulsively calling the phone number of an immigration court in Orlando in recent days, even though she knows what she’s going to hear. The Lakeland resident has called to check on the date for…
Immigration Group Applauds Court Decision

The individuals behind the ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform‘ group said they “would like to applaud the Honourable Chief Justice for his decision recently to invalidate a $5,000 fine imposed on Ms Ashley Aguiar for taking unpaid work.” “It is surreal…
Government Shutdown Leads To A Spike In Canceled Immigration Hearings

Almost 43,000 immigration court hearings have been canceled as a result of the partial government shutdown, freezing an already heavily backlogged system, according to a report by researchers tracking immigration data. Another 20,000 hearings will be canceled for every additional week the…
Walls Help Enforce Immigration Laws as Written

Almost every day, I see agitated people on television shouting various reasons why building a border wall is a bad idea and can’t possibly work. If the wall won’t work, what’s the big deal? After all, it’s a nice little…
Thousands of immigration cases indefinitely delayed due to shutdown: report

The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government is delaying thousands of immigration cases across the country as the Department of Justice struggles with an increasing backlog with diminished resources. ABC News reports that some immigration courts have closed down amid the shutdown,…
County Attorney Says New Immigration Law Doesn’t Apply in Shelby County

The Shelby County Attorney concluded a new state law on jailed immigrants doesn’t apply to the county, the Shelby County Sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. The brief statement doesn’t explain the legal reasoning behind the county attorney’s conclusion.   When…
Federal government shutdown halts most Pa. immigration court hearings

The federal government shutdown — caused in part by disagreements over immigration policy — is halting immigration court hearings across Pennsylvania. Immigration courts in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well as similar courts around the United States, are cancelling scheduled hearings, per a notice…
Shutdown-Delayed Immigration Cases Could Further Strain Backlogged System

The partial government shutdown, in part prompted by disagreement over federal immigration policy, means most of the country’s immigration courts are not hearing cases. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Among the sweeping consequences of the ongoing federal government shutdown, immigration courts across…
Government Shutdown Stalls Backlog Of Immigration Cases

We’re going to continue our conversation about immigration with a look at how the partial government shutdown is affecting the backlog of immigration court cases. Judges are warning that thousands of cases daily will have to be rescheduled because of…