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Manhattan, New York - May 6, 2018: Views of Federal Plaza building. Photo: Christopher Lee for Documented.

How ICE Controls Journalists’ Access to the Immigration Courts

Immigration courts are open to the public, but respondents and their attorneys choose whether to allow observers into individual hearings. ICE attorneys apply pressure in the courtroom to get reporters expelled

Immigration Court Primary category in which blog post is published

REAL ID: Appointment Requirements, Cost, and How to Get One

A REAL ID is a federally compliant DMV issued driver's license, learner permit or non-driver ID that will be required after May 2023 to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings. Here is information regarding what it is, how to make appointments, it's requirements. and how to get it.

Newsletter Primary category in which blog post is published

Migrant Children Still Stuck in Temporary Shelters for Months

Plus: Asylum seekers report 'horrible' conditions at immigration jail, undocumented crime victims get second chance at work permits.

Immigration Court Primary category in which blog post is published

Chaotic Reopening of Immigration Courts Make New York Immigrants Fear Deportations

All hearings were cancelled when two of New York’s immigration courts closed due to the pandemic. Now, they’re reopening and advocates worry notices about the new hearings are not reaching immigrants in legal proceedings.