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Immigration Court

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Immigration Courts Under Trump: Backlogs and Courts Independence

How the current administration has affected backlogs, the independency of courts and has ordered a massive reopening of old cases

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How the Immigration Courts Malfunctioned: What We Saw

A prosecuting attorney for ICE losing a detainee´s file, immigrants spending more time in jail because the video teleconferencing system malfunctioned, a judge deporting children because they failed to show up to court. The following are some of the negligences we saw after we spent three months in the immigration courts.

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ICE Filed Over 100,000 New Cases and Clogged the Courts at the Peak of the Pandemic

The court shutdown has caused immigration judges’ productivity to plummet while ICE is sending new cases and filing motions to reopen cases that were administratively closed in the past

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Nonprofits Supporting Immigrants Suffer From State Budget Cuts

Nonprofits supporting immigrants in immigration court are seeing their contracts slashed due to cuts to the state budget.

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Behind The Scenes: At The Mercy Of The Courts, One Family’s Harrowing Journey (Podcast)

We spent a year investigating the impact of Trump's policies on New York's immigration courts. After watching hundreds of hearings a day, here are some details of what we found.

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At The Mercy Of The Courts: Following One Family’s Harrowing Journey

We spent a year investigating the impact of Trump's policies on New York's immigration courts

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The Varick St. Immigration Court Has Moved All of Its Hearings to Fort Worth

EOIR said that lawyers may appear in person at Varick St. in front of judges who will be video teleconferenced in, or travel to Texas

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Varick St. Immigration Court Reopened Despite Court Staffer Testing Positive for COVID-19

The court was closed for a day after a court staffer tested positive but it was reopened on Wednesday.