Category: Court News

Risk Behind Bars Coronavirus And Immigration Detention

When news broke last week that the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review ordered immigration courts to remove posters with information about COVID-19, it raised a huge red flag for those of us working with asylum seekers. The poster…
Immigration Consequences for Convictions for Making False Statements

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held that competent criminal defense lawyers must advise their clients of the immigration consequences of pleading guilty, and that a lawyer who fails to explain the risk of deportation associated with a proposed guilty…
US Supreme Court Lets ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy Stay In Place

  Washington (CNN)-The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that the controversial Trump administration “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy can stay in effect while legal challenges play out. The court’s order is a victory for the administration, which warned there would…
Legal Learning Immigration Courts Are on the Brink of Collapse

In 1997, Audencio Lopez, a teenager in Guatemala, illegally crossed the border into the U.S., fearing persecution by the government of Guatemala. He soon found a job at a landscaping company where he still works, maintaining school grounds. He applied…
Asylum Seekers Attend U.S. Border Court Amid Outbreak

EL PASO, TEXAS — U.S. immigration courts sharply scaled back operations Monday but have stopped well short of a total shutdown demanded by employees, including judges and government attorneys. Wearing face masks, about 30 asylum seekers who had been waiting…