Category: Immigration

Child-Immigration Crisis Also A Civil Court Crisis

With President Obama asking Congress for a quick $2 billion to address the growing crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border, it is worth noting that the system failure is not just about immigration policy or border enforcement – it’s… Read More

Immigration: Civil Vs. Criminal Approach

With Independence Day media attention focused on the “border children” challenging immigration capacity and policy, some are surprised to discover that immigration is a civil, not criminal, legal action. That means that “illegal” immigrants have not broken a… Read More

AP: NYC Creates First ‘Public Defender For The Poor’

New York City has created what’s being called “the nation’s first system of public defenders for poor immigrants facing deportation,” according to the Associated Press and other news organizations. Called “The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project,” the… Read More

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