Congress Mulls Independent Immigration Courts As Backlog Soars

Current court structure within DOJ creates ‘inherent conflict,’ head of judges’ union says. House Democrats will hear testimony Thursday on the prospect of making the immigration court system — now housed within the Justice Department — independent. The hearing by…
Immigration Advocates Unite Behind Strategy To ‘Disregard’ Parliamentarian

They’re urging Senate Democrats to ignore rulings against immigration provisions. Immigration advocates have taken three strikes, but they don’t believe they’re out. Instead, they plan to ignore the umpire. After the Senate parliamentarian shot down Democrats’ third effort to include…
26 Migrants Aboard A Train Attempt To Circumvent Checkpoint

NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 26 undocumented individuals aboard a freight train near the Highway 111 checkpoint Tuesday morning. At approximately 4:45 a.m., a train conductor notified agents working at the checkpoint that he observed…