Category: Court News

The Immigration Court System Is ‘Red Tape Gone Crazy’

Tucked in a windowless room of Chicago’s immigration court, one of the nation’s largest legal advocacy groups for immigrants runs a free help desk. Their pace is dizzying. Most days, there’s a line outside the door, with some cases taking…
US v. Sineneng-Smith: Does Immigration Law Trump Free Speech

Are you free to express your opinions? The First Amendment says yes, but 8 US Code § 1324 says no. A case currently before the US Supreme Court, United States v. Sineneng-Smith, will presumably clarify the matter, hopefully in favor…
Attorney Nicholas Hicks Addresses New Immigration Driving Law in NY

BUFFALO, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 21, 2020 / It is widely believed that many accomplishments were made by lawmakers in New York last year surrounding immigration policy. Attorney Nicholas Hicks notes that one group, in particular, a progressive organization…
ICE, Judges Deny Protections for Disabled Immigrants in Custody, Attorneys Say

Lawyers representing undocumented immigrants detained by ICE allege that courts and government authorities under the Trump administration are not complying with a federal court order that protects mentally disabled immigrants in California, Arizona and Washington. The order, established in 2013…
Immigration Judges Quit in Response to Administration Policies

Washington (CNN)Lisa Dornell loved her job. For 24 years, she sat on the bench in Baltimore’s immigration court, hearing hundreds of cases of immigrants trying to stay in the United States. “It was an honor. It was a privilege to…
Immigration Agency Subpoenas Sanctuary City Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and may consider expanding the unusual practice to other locations if necessary. It’s an escalation of the conflict between…
Appeals Court Keeps Block of Trump Immigration Rule in Place

A federal appeals court in New York rejected a motion from the Trump administration that would have allowed it to implement a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. NEW YORK (AP) —…