Category: Immigration

Immigration Court Backlog Tops 650,000 in U.S. with California Leading Nation

According to the latest case-by-case court records, the backlog at the end of November 2017 had reached 658,728, up from 629,051 at the end of September 2017. That number is expected to continue to grow, with the Immigration Court… Read More

California ICE detention center faces class-action lawsuit

An immigrant detention center in San Diego that’s the focus of a class-action lawsuit over detainee treatment could be poised to expand. “Otay Mesa Detention Center holds detainees in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the… Read More

No resolution expected for ‘Dreamers’ by end of year

The status of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — commonly known as Dreamers — likely will remain in limbo until 2018, as members of Congress spar over Immigration reform and a potential government shutdown…. Read More

Proposed Immigration Court Reform Could Be ‘Death Knell’

Judicial independence would suffer under a plan by the Trump administration to streamline immigration hearings, according to the editorial staff at The Washington Post. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking on Nov. 17 to the Federalist Society national lawyers… Read More

San Francisco Leads Nation In Immigration Court Backlog

Investigative journalism by NBC-owned stations, working with Telemundo stations around the country, has found that San Francisco leads the nation in backlogged immigration court cases, which is no easy task considering how badly things are going. A joint… Read More