The Department of Justice Won't Release Data on Prison Deportations
Each year, the federal government deports thousands of prisoners who enter the Institutional Hearing Program, but it won't reveal critical information about its operations.
Immigration Courts Are Replacing Interpreters With Orientation Videos
The new measure is intended to reduce costs and accelerate proceedings, but even immigration judges are questioning it.
Video Hearings in Immigration Court Are Harming Immigrants' Cases
Critics say video hearings are a flawed design of a system seeking deportations.
'Irredeemably Dysfunctional and on the Brink of Collapse': A Journey Through Chicago's Immigration Court
Far from the border, Chicago's Immigration Court reveals the failings of the nation's asylum system.
Dallas Will Foot the Bill for Undocumented Immigrants' Attorneys
The Sixth Amendment does not guarantee representation in immigration court, so immigrants facing deportation rarely have lawyers.
Trump Wants to Deport More People Without Hearings
Under a new plan, people who have been in the country for up to two years would be treated as if they just crossed the border—and they could be swiftly deported.
The Trump Administration's Plan to Reduce the Immigration Court Backlog Will Only Add to It
The Department of Justice wants to allow appeals judges to uphold deportations without explaining their reasoning. But the last time that was the practice, the case docket doubled.
Is It Time to Bring the Nation's Immigration Courts Under the Judicial Branch?
U.S. immigration courts face an "existential crisis." The American Bar Association says it has a solution.
The Government Has Not Revealed How Deportation Decisions Are Made
The Board of Immigration Appeals failed to respond to FOIAs about their process for issuing stays of removal. A new lawsuit seeks the information that was withheld.
How the Shutdown Actually Kept Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
As a result of the shutdown, an estimated 80,000 court hearings will have to be rescheduled.
In Continuing the Government Shutdown, Trump Is Breaking Several Promises on Immigration
The administration is failing to meet guarantees on the immigration court backlog and deportations.
Immigrant Rights Advocates May Sue the Trump Administration Over False Court Dates
The government is reportedly sending undocumented immigrants court summonses with false dates that rights defenders say are designed to skirt a recent Supreme Court ruling.
Immigration Court Judges Are Skeptical of Jeff Sessions' Backlog-Busting Plan
A group of immigration judges is skeptical about the attorney general's promise to add more to their ranks—part of an apparent attempt to slash a growing backlog of cases.
What Makes Immigration Court Different From Typical Judicial Proceedings?
Essentially, normal assumptions about judicial independence and freedom from political influence do not apply in immigration proceedings.
Is the Trump Administration Hindering Asylum Seekers by Making It Harder to Tell Who Qualifies?
The administration hasn't been shy about changing the law, but more hidden changes have taken place too.
Jeff Sessions Wants to Reopen 350,000 Immigration Cases
As of September of 2018, over 350,000 immigration cases had been closed and never re-opened, saving some immigrants from deportation and allowing judges to move through cases more quickly.
Children Will Now Be Separated From Their Parents at the U.S. Border
A new "zero tolerance" border enforcement policy will launch a crackdown on people crossing the border illegally.
Immigration Judges Are Bewildered by the DOJ's Decision to Slash Legal Guidance for Detainees
Analysts say the decision breaks the Trump administration's promise to cut the immigration court backlog.