Daily Archives: September 19, 2019

Immigration court backlog exceeds 1 million cases, data group says

The immigration court backlog now exceeds 1 million cases, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks immigration court data. ...

U.S. immigration officials are manipulating illiterate migrants. This must stop.

Regardless, a more compassionate immigration system wouldn’t subject migrants to this test. For many immigrants, being deported is a matter of life or death, as returning to their home countries often means they are in d ...

The disconnect of justice for immigrants

The disconnect between its ivory-tower exercise in interpreting the law in this instance and the inhumanity that goes against decades of immigration policy and the reputation of this country as a haven for those in need ...

‘Everybody Cries Here’: Hope and Despair in Mexican Shelter

This story is part of an occasional series, "Outsourcing Migrants," produced with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. ...

Border Patrol agents, rather than asylum officers, interviewing families for ‘credible fear’

“It’s most difficult for families who have to share really traumatic experiences under really stressful circumstances,” she said, “And now with someone without the appropriate knowledge or training.” ...

Opinion: The government’s refusal to vaccinate migrants in detention puts us all at risk.

Six children have already died in CBP custody, three of them of influenza. “We don’t have the capability to handle the masses that are coming across at this time,” the CBP official said in an interview, adding that “Cong ...

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