Tag: Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

“Equally Divided Court” (Sorta) Leaves Obama’s Deportation Executive Order In Limbo

Questions will persist on whether President Obama superceded his authority by creating by executive order the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program designed to defer deportation for millions of immigrants. Today, the… Read More

Report Offers Details About Immigration Court Backlog

A new report by Bruce Wallace, writing for Al Jazeera America, details just how stalled the nation’s busiest immigration courts are, and how backlogged they remain. Writing from New York, he reports that “… depending on how you… Read More

AZ Murder Case May Focus On Immigration Courts Issue

A high-profile Arizona murder case is bringing calls for immigration court reform, especially increasing capacity for the Justice Department’s process. In an editorial, the Arizona Republic newspaper called for less focus on a border fence, for example, in… Read More

Central American Cases Push Others Aside

One way to respond to the immigration courts crisis highlighted by those unaccompanied minors from Central America would be to overhaul the system and increase capacity. Another would be to push those cases ahead of others in hopes… Read More

Obama Said To Be Planning Big Immigration Move

While early reports do not focus on the more than 300,000 recent Central American “border kids” awaiting deportation hearings, it does seem President Obama is making good on his immigration policy promises. The New York Times reports that… Read More