Apr 25

Court Orders DHS To Provide Representation For Detainees

The district court has ordered ICE and EOIR to provide legal representation to certain immigrant detainees with mental disabilities who are facing deportation. The ruling in this class-action lawsuit applies...read entire story

Apr 23

Supreme Court Says Drug Distribution Is Not Automatically An Aggravated Felony

The Supreme Court holds that if a noncitizen's conviction for a marijuana distribution offense fails to establish that the offense involved either remuneration or more than a small amount of...read entire story

Apr 23

CBP Rejects D/S For Canadians Without I-94s

In a April 10, 2013 letter from Carey Davis, Acting Executive Director, CBP Admissibility and Passenger Programs, CBP states that it does not consider an individual who is admitted as...read entire story

Apr 18

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, And Immigration Modernization Act

On April 16, 2013 the bipartisan group of senators known as the "Gang of Eight" introduced S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act." Below are eight...read entire story

Apr 16

Agreement Reached In Lawsuit On Work Authorization For Asylum Seekers

The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging the denial of work authorization to asylum seekers who have...read entire story

Apr 15

TRAC Report Says Wait Times In Immigration Courts Increased In March 2013

The April 2013 Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report shows that the average number of days cases have been waiting in immigration court has reached 555 days, up from 531...read entire story

Apr 15

AP: Lawmakers Are Ready To Unveil Immigration Deal

The Associated Press reports that the bipartisan group of senators is finishing up the details on the immigration reform bill and is planning to unveil the proposed legislation tomorrow.read entire story

Feb 20

United States Supreme Court Holds Padilla Does Not Apply Retroactively

The United States Supreme Court found that Padilla v. Kentucky, in which the Supreme Court held that counsel must inform noncitizen clients whether a plea carries a risk of deportation,...read entire story

Feb 06

USCIS To Close Kingston, Jamaica Field Office On March 1, 2013

USCIS will permanently close its field office in Kingston, Jamaica on 3/1/13. After 3/1/13, the countries currently served by the Kingston field office will fall under the jurisdiction of the...read entire story

Jan 21

President Obama Discusses Immigration During His Inaugural Address

It is now our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living...read entire story