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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…

Immigration 101: Drug Crimes

Immigration 101: Drug Crimes

Drug crimes – even crimes for which you haven’t been convicted, or even charged – can land you in hot water if you are attempting to gain admission to the US, facing removal, or trying to adjust your status. Below,…

Immigration 101: Crimes of Moral Turpitude

Immigration 101: Crimes of Moral Turpitude

There is no exact definition of the phrase “crime of moral turpitude,” but generally, it refers to crimes that seem inherently wrong or immoral to a reasonable person. Crimes that involve an element of fraud, or an intentional effort to…

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