Tag: child immigration

Deportation order for 11-year-old draws attention to courts’ woes

The near-deportation of a solitary 11-year-old child earlier this year highlights, critics say, the backlogs and turmoil surrounding federal immigration courts. “A federal immigration judge in Houston signed a deportation order for Laura Maradiaga-Alvarado, originally from El Salvador,… 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

Thousands More Border Kids Swept Into Provide-Attorney Lawsuit

Remember that class-action lawsuit involving legal representation for thousands of “border kids” facing deportation? The one where a senior immigration judge named Jack Well said in a sworn deposition that children did not need legal representation and that… Read More

Sen. Patrick Leahy: Many children facing deportation are forced to proceed before a judge without a lawyer

A powerful U.S.senator, who serves as the ranking Democrat on the Senate’s justice committee and on the body’s subcommittee on immigration, has authored a national CNN opinion piece blasting the nation’s current approach to the “border kids,” our term for… Read More