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Immigration Court

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Primary category in which blog post is published

Only 20% of ICE Detainees Get a Hearing Within 10 Days

The incoming administration will have to comply with an order to give immigrants a hearing within 10 days, something that ICE has failed to do for the vast majority of detained immigrants.

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Disorder in the Immigration Courts

Why one immigrant escaping sexual abuse had to fly from Texas to New York City three times to attend immigration courts

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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

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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

New York State Legislature Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Immigration Court Primary category in which blog post is published

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