Category: Immigration

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

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