Immigrants vulnerable to deportation are sometimes coerced into becoming FBI informants with the promise of adjusting their status. For five years, the FBI dangled this promise in front of Fatma until one day she gave up and decided to break up with them.
Nonprofits supporting immigrants in immigration court are seeing their contracts slashed due to cuts to the state budget.
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.
We spent a year investigating the impact of Trump's policies on New York's immigration courts
Judges have been asked to volunteer to appear at the court.
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
The court was closed for a day after a court staffer tested positive but it was reopened on Wednesday.
EOIR closed the Varick St. immigration court on Monday after a court staffer tested positive.
The court closed all hearings at immigration court – with a few exceptions, including children who are in federal custody.
The courts remain open despite pleas from attorneys and judges