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ICE Raids This Week

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ICE is planning a series of targeted raids in multiple locations including: DC, New York, Miami, and Newark. The raids were set to begin Sunday, June 23rd and last through Thursday, June 27th. The targets are those with final removal orders, primarily those with absentia orders. Those in the Family Case Management System and those […]

Interpreting Pereira v. Sessions… BIA vs. The Courts

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 The Supreme Court’s decision in Pereira v. Sessions has been a contentious topic for immigration attorneys and courts since the ruling came down last year. The Court ruled that a Notice to Appear (NTA), the document that must be served by DHS on a noncitizen in order to commence removal proceedings, is not an NTA […]

ICE PLACING TRANSGENDER DETAINEES IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continuously sparked debate under the Trump Administration for its infamous treatment of immigrants in its custody and under its care, judged inhumane and cruel by many. Still living up to their reputation, it was recently revealed that ICE officers have been subjecting detained transgender immigrants to solitary confinement on a regular […]

Democrats ask federal watchdog to examine ‘unprecedented’ immigration backlog

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On Friday May 10, 2019 over 80 democratic lawmakers wrote to the Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, calling for an investigation into the Trump’s administration’s staggering backlog at USCUS which has now reached 2.3 million cases. The last time such an extreme slowdown occurred was after the 911 terrorist attacks under the Bush administration. The democrats […]

Visa Family Category F2A Becoming Current!

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On May 17, 2019, the U.S. State Department announced that the family 2A category (spouses and unmarried children of lawful permanent residents) will become current for the first time in many years. The State Department’s Charlie Oppenheim who is responsible for the monthly Visa Bulletin announced this momentous development at the Immigration Conference of the […]

Presidential Memo On Asylum

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On April 29, 2019, President Trump issued a Memorandum on Additional steps needed to be taken to render the Asylum System more efficient and enhance its integrity. He stressed on the unprecedented Immigration Crisis our nation is facing which has turned into a humanitarian crisis mainly due to the mass arrival of asylum seekers in […]

Census Citizenship Question and the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court remains split on the issue of whether or not to allow the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The Court is expected to deliver its decision in late June. If the citizenship questions is allow on the 2020 census, there will be an estimated 6/5 million people not counted due to […]

‘No Dark Courtrooms’ – EOIR

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It is now common knowledge that there is a staggering backlog in the Immigration Courts. As of now, there are over 850,000 cases pending in the Immigration Courts nationwide with trials scheduled in 2022. Although many have demanded more immigration judges be hired to combat the massive backlog, Congress has routinely denied the requests, deeming it too […]