New York immigration court is rescheduling hearings too soon for immigrants and clients to adequately prepare.
At a Documented event, advocates discussed what the first few weeks of the Biden administration have meant for the immigration system in New York
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.
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.
Why one immigrant escaping sexual abuse had to fly from Texas to New York City three times to attend 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
How the current administration has affected backlogs, the independency of courts and has ordered a massive reopening of old cases
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.
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
Nonprofits supporting immigrants in immigration court are seeing their contracts slashed due to cuts to the state budget.