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Backlog in Immigration Courts Nationwide

To speed up the process of immigration proceedings, specifically for minors, the Justice Department has passed a new policy assigning more of the current 243 immigration judges to juvenile cases and appointing new judges to help accommodate the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have made their way across the border in the past few months. See [...]

By | July 29th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Groups Taking Class-Action for Immigrant Minors Without Representation

Several groups in the Seattle area are filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of 8 plaintiffs, aged 10-17, and on behalf of the tens of thousands of immigrant minor children who have crossed the southern US border in the past few months, sentenced to hearings without representation. The groups are saying that minors standing [...]

By | July 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

NY has created yet another public defender program helping immigrant families facing deportation. Civil proceedings like immigration do not guarantee representation like criminal proceedings. For low-income immigrant families who cannot afford an attorney, it is almost impossible for them to fairly represent themselves against trained government lawyers in the more complex form of litigation of [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Shrimp & Trafficking

Did you know that the shrimp you eat may be linked to forced labor? Immigrants from Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as local Thai are made to work on Thai fishing boats 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, under the threat of jail or deportation. Read the New York Times article detailing the [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|News|0 Comments