Month: July 2015

Federal Judge Ready To Close 3 Immigration Detention Centers

A federal judge is poised to order immigration authorities to close three family detention centers housing some 1,700 people awaiting decisions on their stay-or-go arguments. Dolly Gee, a U.S. District judge in Southern California, ruled that federal authorities… Read More

Fla. Woman Pushes For Civil Court Language Access

Part of the “Civil Gideon” issue is that some civil actions, like evictions and child custody or even immigration cases, are life-changing events similar to criminal cases, but they do not carry similar guarantees of legal representation. Now… Read More

Public Interest Attorney Notes Amicus Role For Immigration

Writing for the “Above The Law” website, attorney Sam Wright makes a case for increasing the role that amicus briefs might play for immigration court policies. Sam Wright, described as “a dyed-in-the-wool, bleeding-heart public interest lawyer,” focuses on… Read More