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Sessions Again Limits Independence of Immigration Judges and Signals His Intent to Increase Detention of Asylum Seekers

Using a uniquely broad authority – certification – to unilaterally reconsider cases already reviewed by non-politically appointed judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Attorney General Sessions issued a decision yesterday that once again limits the independence of immigration judges by narrowing the circumstances under which they may terminate certain cases before them. He … Continue reading »

Congressman Castro Seeks Answers in Toddler’s Death Following Family Detention

Trump Administration Should Cease Plans to Grow Family Detention According to Vice News, Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro “wants answers on what Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] knew about the case of a toddler from Guatemala who died after leaving federal custody earlier this year.”   In a recent meeting with Department of Homeland Security Secretary … Continue reading »