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Making the Most out of Mediation

Making the Most out of Mediation

As any lawyer will tell you, the overwhelming majority of cases never go to trial. Courtroom litigation is expensive, messy, and stressful, and there’s no guarantee that either client will get the result they had hoped for. It’s very common…

Protecting Yourself From Common Immigration Scams

Protecting Yourself From Common Immigration Scams

In Upton Sinclair’s turn-of-the-century novel The Jungle, the Lithuanian family at the center of the tragic story falls victim to a housing grift targeted at recently-arrived immigrants to the U.S. Unable to speak English, unfamiliar with American law, and seduced by…

More On the Immigration Court Backlog

More On the Immigration Court Backlog

If you read last week’s post about the growing backlog in US immigration courts, you may be interested in a recent New Yorker article on how things got this bad, what the backlog means, and what the Trump administration plans…

New Statistics on Immigration Court Backlog

New Statistics on Immigration Court Backlog

A recent report published by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that the number of removal cases waiting to be decided in immigration court has risen to nearly 600,000. 100,000 of those cases were added in the last twelve…

Immigration 101: Removal

Immigration 101: Removal

It’s every immigrant’s worst nightmare: You’ve been arrested by US immigration officials, ordered to appear at a hearing before an immigration judge, and told you’ll probably be deported. You may be placed in detention. You’re probably very scared, confused about…

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