Category: Immigration

The Case For Immigration Case Representation

In a Boston Globe op-ed piece, Rachel E. Rosenbloom, of the Northeastern School of Law, makes a strong case for taxpayer-provided representation for civil immigration cases. She writes that “… it is difficult to imagine a more compelling… Read More

Courts Running Out Of Interpreter Funding

Another place civil justice is getting rationed: court interpreters. The New York Times has a major story that many states are running out of money, in “… places like Ohio, Kansas and Illinois, where immigrants speaking many different… Read More

After Fed Court Ruling, ICE Detainee Requests Go Unheeded

  Reflecting on the fact that many immigration detentions are civil, rather than criminal, actions, more than 100 jurisdictions across the United States have stopped enforcing “holds” issued by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE. The… Read More

NYT Shines Light On Civil Detainee Labor

The New York Times has published a detailed report on how civil immigration detainees are being used for cheap or free labor in the facilities where they are being held, benefiting not only government agencies but for-profit companies… Read More

Computer Glitch Stalls Civil Immigration Cases

A nationwide computer glitch has stalled thousands of civil lawsuits over immigration, according to a Dallas Morning News report that says a “… a month-long computer malfunction continues in the Dallas immigration courts and those around the nation…. Read More