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The Unfortunate Realities of the U.S. Immigration Courts

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Most of the general public is not aware of the way in which immigration courts function in the United States.  With all the discussion in the media concerning undocumented child migrants and increased deportations, the realities of the current immigration court system should be more publicized.  According to the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) […]

BACKLOGS AND DEPORTATIONS GROWING DESPITE PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

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A year after the Morton’s memo on prosecutorial discretion, which intended to prioritize removal of criminals when deciding which illegal immigrants to deport, the backlog of cases in immigration courts reached new heights. In a recent article published by Texas Tribune, the author Julian Aguilar expresses the Texas immigration lawyers’ concern about the government not […]