Category: Court News

Immigration Court Backlog Exceeds 1 Million Cases, Data Group Says

(CNN) – The immigration court backlog now exceeds 1 million cases, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks immigration court data. Immigration courts, which fall under the Justice Department and decide whether to deport immigrants, have been…
“Public Charge” Rule Blocked Days Before Going Into Effect

The Trump administration suffered another immigration blow in court last Friday. The new “public charge” rule set to go into effect Tuesday, October 15, was blocked in three separate rulings by judges around the country. Courts in New York, San…
Supreme Court to Consider Kansas Immigration Case

WICHITA, Kan. — Donaldo Morales caught a break when federal prosecutors declined to charge him after he was arrested for using a fake Social Security card so he could work at a Kansas restaurant. But the break was short-lived. Kansas…
Liberal Judges vs. Trump’s Immigrant-Welfare Rule

This an actual excerpt from the United States Code: Any alien who, in the opinion of the consular officer at the time of application for a visa, or in the opinion of the Attorney General at the time of application…
Three federal judges hit Trump on immigration policy changes

(CNN) Three federal judges took direct aim at President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Friday with three rulings blocking efforts to make it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status. One judge went as…
Immigration lawyers preparing for green card rule change

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — In just a week, some immigrant families will face new challenges as they try to become permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Public assistance, like Section 8 housing vouchers or food stamps, could play a big role…