Immigration Law

1009 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.

Government separated immigrant family, asked 5-year-old to sign away hearing rights
A 5-year-old Honduran asylum seeker was separated from her grandmother after the Trump administration officially ended its policy of separating families—and asked to sign away her right to a bond hearing, the New Yorker reported Thursday.
Federal judge blocks termination of immigrants’ temporary protected status


Major issues in carrying out family separation policy detailed in Homeland Security report
Two reports from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General released this week were highly critical of how the agency handled child and adult immigrants in custody in Texas and California.
Former law firm clients coached to lie in asylum cases may be targeted for deportation
Up to 13,500 immigrants who have received asylum may be deported because the law firms they used were found to be coaching them in what to say, NPR reported last Friday.
Trump administration starts denying visas to same-sex partners of diplomats and UN employees
The Trump administration has begun denying visas to the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and UN officials, Foreign Policy reports.
Detained immigrant children are being moved to a tent city in Texas
Hundreds of immigrant children in federal custody are being moved to a tent city erected in the Texas desert during the family separation policy, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Rosenstein defends zero-tolerance immigration policy
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed the importance of preserving and promoting the rule of law while defending U.S. Department of Justice policies regarding illegal immigration and foreign meddling in U.S. elections.
Women’s experiences differ from men’s and affect their longevity in law, survey finds
Women in law already face unique challenges, and a new study appears to show that a large number of female attorneys with more than 20 years of practice are leaving the profession.
Immigration lawyers must deal with ‘manufactured crisis’
Attorneys who’ve spent their careers concentrating on immigration law and child welfare have been scrambling to deal with the fallout of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
California asserts global power in defiance of Trump administration policies
Gov. Jerry Brown’s defiant posture underscores how U.S. states and municipalities are increasingly venturing into the realm of international affairs as they mobilize against Trump administration policies in areas such as the environment, immigration and human rights.
Priest could face deportation from US after disclosing he mistakenly voted in 2006 election
A retired Episcopal priest with permanent residence status who has been applying for U.S. citizenship may face deportation after disclosing that he voted in a federal midterm election in 2006.
Groups decry Sessions’ ruling that limits judges’ ability to dismiss deportation cases
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration judges have no inherent authority to dismiss cases, provoking an outcry from immigration-law-focused groups. Reuters and CNN have stories.
DOJ review finds immigrant legal education program ineffective; provider calls study flawed
A Justice Department review of its own legal education program for immigrants has found that those in the program are remaining in detention for longer on average than non-participants, the Associated Press has reported. But a nonprofit that provides the education says the DOJ’s study has "insurmountable methodological flaws."
Is controversial Guantanamo judge now an immigration judge? Defense asks to throw out his rulings
A retiring military judge whose handling of a Guantanamo military trial raised eyebrows appears to have been hired as an immigration judge, the Miami Herald reported last Friday.
Some immigrants picked up by ICE given ‘fake dates’ to appear in court

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has failed to coordinate or clear appearance dates with federal courts in six cities, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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