Category: Immigration

California court backlogs persist in civil, criminal arenas

Budget cuts have contributed to delays in the processing of civil cases in California Superior Courts, a television news investigation revealed. NBC Bay Area reported on the problem five years ago, confirming a situation covered by the state’s… Read More

Appeals court upholds Texas ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

A Texas ban on “sanctuary cities,” which threatens sheriffs, police chiefs and other officials with jail time and removal from office if they do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities, can take effect while legal challenges proceed, an… Read More

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